Police Officer Wallace Blakleigh "Chappie" Chapman

Police Officer Wallace Blakleigh "Chappie" Chapman

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, June 13, 1948

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Wallace Blakleigh "Chappie" Chapman

Officer Chapman was shot to death while arresting a man who two women said had been insulting him. While at a call box at 8th and Poplar streets, the suspect knocked Officer Chapman down, took his service revolver, and shot him repeatedly.

The 21-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Chapman was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3934
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Rest in peace Officer Chapman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

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