Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Patrolman Chatburn was accidentally shot and killed while investigating a possible prowler at the Northwest Motorcycle shop at 2200 Truman Road. While checking the back door of the business, the owner who mistook Patrolman Chatburn for a prowler, shot through the back door with a 12 gauge shotgun, hitting Officer Chatburn in the chest and killing him.
Patrolman Chatburn had been with the agency for 19 months and had served with the Untied States Navy for four years. He was survived by his wife and three month old daughter.