Officer Harl G. Meister, was shot to death in a robbery attempt at 5601 South Cicero Avenue. His 8-year old son was shot in the jaw and shoulder during the attack.
Officer Meister was able to draw his revolver and fire before he was killed. One 16-year old suspect was apprehended a block from the shooting scene, and another suspect was taken into custody three hours later.
He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.