Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Detective Sergeant Ambrose Banta was struck and killed by a train at the North Belmont Avenue crossing in Indianapolis.
While walking along the tracks, a switch engine backed onto him. His body was discovered only after several cars had been switched to a siding.
He was taken to City Hospital in Indianapolis where he was pronounced dead.
Detective Sergeant Banta, from Indianapolis, had previously served as sheriff in Fountain County after having been elected to office as a Republican in 1918 and 1920 to two, two-year terms.
He was survived by his wife, two sons, three daughters, mother, three brothers and two sisters.