Town Marshal Charles Wilmer Chapman

Town Marshal Charles Wilmer Chapman

Munster Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, January 30, 1947

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Charles Wilmer Chapman

Town Marshal Charles Chapman was accidentally shot and killed by another officer who was preparing to clean his service weapon.

The .38-caliber revolver discharged, striking Marshal Chapman in the chest. The other officer was cleared of blame in the shooting.

Marshal Chapman had served with the Munster Police Department for 10 months and had previously served with the Lake County Sheriff's Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Thank you everyone for your very nice comments. They are greatly appreciated. I only hope no more names appear on the LEOMF wall from on duty deaths. My brother Larry has also passed. His sons have turned out as great people. Thank you.

Lynn Chapman

January 30, 2022

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