Patrolman Walter Chapman

Patrolman Walter Chapman

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 22, 1911

Walter Chapman

Patrolman Chapman was shot and killed while protecting garment workes from strikers. While patrolling in Dacutur Alley he was ambushed and shot through the back, killing him instantly. The shooter was never identified.
Patrolman Chapman had been with the agency for 25 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Case never solved

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