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Constable Daniel Edward Chapman | Shelby County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas Shelby County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

Constable

Daniel Edward Chapman

Shelby County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, November 13, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/11/1936

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Constable Daniel Chapman was shot and killed at an Armistice Day school dance in Stockman, Texas. Two people attending the dance got into an argument and one of the men knocked the other one down with a gun. The victim then went and informed Constable Chapman and a justice of the peace what had happened. The three then went back and found the suspect and Constable Chapman asked him if he had a gun. The man initially responded that he did not have a gun, but when asked again he suddenly produced a .38 caliber revolver and shot Constable Chapman twice.

The suspect then shot and killed the justice of the peace as Constable Chapman returned fire, killing the suspect. Constable Chapman succumbed to his wounds two days later.

Constable Chapman had been appointed constable only seven months earlier when the previous constable resigned. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 13, 2011

 

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