Officer Patrick O'Meara was shot and mortally wounded while executing an arrest warrant.
Officer Patrick O'Meara and his partner were assigned to arrest an individual wanted for battery. While canvassing the taverns in the neighborhood, they were able to locate the individual. Officer O'Meara guarded the front door to prevent the offender's escape as his partner served the warrant. Suddently, the assailant drew a revolver from his boot and fired a fatal shot at Officer O'Meara.
The killer hung for Patrolman O'Meara's murder in 1874.