Patrolman Walter Chapman

Patrolman Walter Chapman

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 22, 1911

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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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Your assailant may have never been caught but he surely faced a much higher justice at a later time. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

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