In the predawn hours of August 22, 1917, while traveling north on Baker Street to a theft in progress, Ofc. Aaron A. Trent failed to see an approaching train. As he crossed the tracks, he collided with the engine. The force of the collision threw him under the train, killing him instantly.
Ofc. Trent was appointed an officer two days following the death of Ofc. Sparks as his replacement. Ofc. Sparks was killed less than 68 days earlier on June 15, 1917.