Patrolman William D. Chapman

Patrolman William D. Chapman

Utica Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 19, 1980

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William D. Chapman

Patrolman William Chapman was killed in an automobile accident on Genesee Street while responding to a call at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Another vehicle turned onto Genesee Street from Arnold Street, causing Patrolman Chapman to swerve to avoid a collision. Patrolman Chapman's patrol car then struck a building where he sustained serious internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Patrolman Chapman had served with the agency for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 55

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace Patrolman Chapman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2020

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