Patrolman Raymond Albert Chapman

Patrolman Raymond Albert Chapman

Wytheville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, August 25, 1963

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Raymond Albert Chapman

Patrolmen Raymond Chapman and Claudius Irvin were killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 11 and Monroe Street at 3:00 p.m.

As the two officers were responding to a call, a tractor-trailer jack-knifed due to the rain-slick road, killing them both instantly.

Patrolman Chapman had served with the Wytheville Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 38
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

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Wytheville Police Department

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