Officer Aaron A. Trent

8/22/1917 – Motorcycle Accident

Aaron A. Trent was appointed by Chief Munsey as Spark’s replacement following his death. In the predawn hours of August 22, while traveling north on Baker Street to a theft in progress, he failed to see an approaching Southern Pacific train. As he crossed the tracks, he collided with the engine. The force of the collision threw him under the train, killing him instantly.