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Patrolman Walter Chapman | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


Walter Chapman

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 22, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Case never solved

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Patrolman Chapman was shot and killed while protecting garment workes from strikers. While patrolling in Dacutur Alley he was ambushed and shot through the back, killing him instantly. The shooter was never identified.
Patrolman Chapman had been with the agency for 25 years and was survived by his wife.

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