Police Officer Trent A. Sickles

Police Officer Trent A. Sickles

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, November 26, 1935

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Trent A. Sickles

Officer Trent Sickles and Officer Theodore Stevens were shot and killed by three burglary suspects.

The officers had received a report of a burglary in progress at a beer parlor just over the city line, outside of Seattle. The officers responded to back-up sheriff's deputies, but arrived first. Officer Sickles went to cover the front door, while Officer Stevens went to the rear door. As Officer Sickles reached the front door, he was shot and killed. Officer Stevens ran to help his partner and he too was shot and killed by the suspects.

On April 2, 1936, all three suspects were apprehended in Hollywood, California. All three were convicted of two counts of first degree murder. Two were sentenced to life and the third was hanged at Walla Walla Penitentiary on November 21, 1938.

Officer Sickles had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for five years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender One executed; Two sentenced to life

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Officer Sickles is not forgotten by those who are members of a club they did not wish to join, Concerns of Police Survivors.

RIP, Officer Sickles.

On behalf of
Washington State C.O.P.S.

November 26, 2013

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