Chief of Police George A. Airey

Chief of Police George A. Airey

Morgan Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 31, 1903

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George A. Airey

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 and he was released. His subject's sister was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to an indeterminate term.

Chief Airey was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Released in 1921


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I knew his son Frank of Twisp, Washington 98856. Frank died many years ago. He owned an Orchard and was a avid mule deer hunter.

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