Deputy Sheriff Cecil Vincent Chapman

Deputy Sheriff Cecil Vincent Chapman

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1934

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Cecil Vincent Chapman

Deputy Chapman was shot and killed while he and his partner were on a stakeout for two robbery suspects who had been robbing couples. The officers were sitting in their police car near Walnut Hill and Midway Road when the two suspects drove past them, turned around, and returned to the car. One of the suspects got out of the car and approached the officers with his gun drawn. A shootout ensued and Deputy Chapman and one of the suspects were both fatally wounded. The other officer was also wounded but able to take the second suspect into custody. That suspect was convicted of murder and executed in 1935.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1935

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I also am a neice to eugene and laroy lane and my heart hurts over this even tho it was sooo very long ago. i know La Roy was truly repentant for what he did .I have the letters he wrote to gramma and believe them to be sincere.No words will erase this terrible tragedy or the death of an honorable man doing his job.i wish it could. my grandpa was the baby of the family only 6 at the time and wouldnt talk about it( i overheard a convo by accident yrs ago before hos death) To his family please accept the sincerest of condolences from myself

tammie lane
neice to eugene and laroy lane

February 22, 2021

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