Police Officer Wallace Blakleigh "Chappie" Chapman

Police Officer Wallace Blakleigh "Chappie" Chapman

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, June 13, 1948

Wallace Blakleigh "Chappie" Chapman

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 U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3934
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Officer Chapman,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 13, 2017

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