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Police Officer Wallace B. Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Wallace B. "Chappie" Chapman

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, June 13, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 3934

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/13/1948

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Convicted of murder

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Officer Chapman was shot to death while arresting a man who two women said had been insulting him. While at a call box at 8th and Poplar streets, the suspect knocked Officer Chapman down, took his service revolver, and shot him repeatedly.

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Chapman was a WWII veteran and had served with the agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 19, 2012

 

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