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Patrolman William D. Chapman | Utica Police Department, New York Utica Police Department, New York

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William D. Chapman

Utica Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, July 19, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 55

Cause: Automobile accident

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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.

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I am the oldest daughter of Officer Chapman, Melissa. All the comments I have read have hit me heart. I miss my father so much as well as my family does too. He was truly a hero to me. Thank you to everyone May god watch over him

Daughter of officer Chapman
March 14, 2014

 

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