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Chief of Police George A. Airey | Morgan Park Police Department, Illinois Morgan Park Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police

George A. Airey

Morgan Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, October 31, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief of Police George Airey was killed when his throat was slit while responding to a citizen complaint.

The complaint involved a small group of people creating a disturbance on Halloween night. When Chief Airey arrived he located the men attempting to destroy a section of sidewalk. When he attempted to stop the men he was attacked and his throat was slit.

Six suspects were arrested in connection with Chief Airey's murder. One of them was convicted and sentenced to life. On September 30, 1921, his sentence was reduced to 50 years. His sister was also convicted of murder was sentenced to an indeterminate term.

Chief Airey was survived by his wife and four children.

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Chief Airey's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-03-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
April 3, 2017

 

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