Corporal James Eric Chapman

Corporal James Eric Chapman

Johnston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 2017

James Eric Chapman

Corporal Eric Chapman was killed in a single vehicle crash on Columbia Road, between Star Road and JET Middle School, at approximately 10:30 pm.

He was responding to backup another officer who was dealing with an armed individual when his vehicle hydroplaned. He was ejected from his vehicle as it overturned multiple times. He was transported to Augusta University Trauma Unit where he was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

Corporal Chapman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Johnston Police Department for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, three stepchildren, parents, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash, weapons violation

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Eric was killed.

To the Chapman family, fellow officers, and all who call Eric beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Corporal Chapman gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 8th, 2017.

My son was also your brother in green as well as blue, so I also thank you, Eric, for your service in the Corps and bid you Semper Fi.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

January 31, 2018

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