Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 3934
Incident Date: 6/13/1948
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Suspect: Convicted of murder
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.