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Town Marshal Charles Wilmer Chapman | Munster Police Department, Indiana Munster Police Department, Indiana

Town Marshal

Charles Wilmer Chapman

Munster Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, January 30, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years, 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Marshal Charles Chapman was accidentally shot and killed by another officer who was preparing to clean his service weapon. The .38-caliber revolver discharged, striking Marshal Chapman in the chest. The other officer was cleared of blame in the shooting.

Marshal Chapman had served with the Munster Police Department for 10 months and had previously served with the Lake County Sheriff's Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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He was my Grandfather, you be always remembered!

brian chapman
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July 15, 2017

 

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