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- Nov. 15, 2021 -

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Wisconsin State Patrol Patch
Resided: Hancock (Waushara County)
Born: Mar. 15, 1979  
Fallen: Nov. 15, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 42 yrs. of age
Dept: Wisconsin State Patrol
4802 Sheboygan Avenue  551
Madison, WI   53707   USA
County: Dane
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Trooper
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 2410
On The Job: 20 years
Duties: assigned to the North Central Region - Wausau Post

Bio: Daniel was born in Wisconsin Rapids to Tim and Ann (Huff) Stainbrook. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids in 1997, and then obtained his Associate's Degree in Police Science from Mid-State Technical College.

Daniel was hired by the Wisconsin State Patrol in 2001. In his 20-year career, he earned the rank of Master Trooper, was a firearms and vehicle contacts instructor, and responded to countless emergencies to give aid. He earned a lifesaving award in February of 2020.

He was united in marriage at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids to Bernadette Ball on February 9, 2002.

Daniel was regarded as a 'Knight in Shining Armor' by his wife. He was an incredibly loving and playful father to his two daughters. He was his family's rock that could always be counted on. Together he enjoyed countless outdoor adventures with his wife and kids, in whom he fostered a love of nature that will endure forever. He had many good and true friends that share with his family countless happy memories that continue to be light in this dark time of grief. His greatest legacy is his children, who inherited so many of his fine qualities.

Daniel was an avid outdoorsman including fishing, hunting, trapping, camping, kayaking, and more. His wife likes to joke that he was 'feral' and that he enjoyed the outdoors more than the comfort of the indoors any day of the week or in any season. He had a mischievous streak and is well known for the 'Dan smirk' that lit up his face when he was up to something.

Dan lived life to the fullest and was a big kid at heart. He was kind, gentle, compassionate, and full of joy. Sketching was a hidden talent of his and he could draw beautiful wildlife art. He was a Trappers' Education instructor and was well known for being willing-and-able to help anyone that asked for his help with pesky critter issues.

Survived by:
Bernadette - Wife
and two children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WI   USA   Tue. Oct. 19, 2021
Summary: Master Trooper Daniel Stainbrook died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.


COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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