Chief George A. Airey of Chicago's Morgan Park Police Department was killed in the line of duty Halloween night 1903. Chief 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 death by hanging.
Chief Airey was survived by his wife and four children. Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/16047-chief-of-police-george-a-airey#ixzz1j1EMJvxN