Patrolman Stedman was killed when he was crushed between two streetcars while directing traffic at Euclid and Ontario Streets. He had been assigned to that corner for three years prior to the accident. As one of the cars was turning the corner the switch in the track suddenly flew open due to snow and ice being stuck in it. The rear of the streetcar struck him. He succumbed to his injuries as he was being transported to a local hospital. He had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife.