Patrolman William D. Chapman

Patrolman William D. Chapman

Utica Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 19, 1980

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William D. Chapman

Patrolman William Chapman was killed in an automobile accident on Genesee Street while responding to a call at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Another vehicle turned onto Genesee Street from Arnold Street, causing Patrolman Chapman to swerve to avoid a collision. Patrolman Chapman's patrol car then struck a building where he sustained serious internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Patrolman Chapman had served with the agency for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 55

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Senior Patrol Officer William D. Chapman will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service to your community, and for your devotion to the Utica Police Department, especially to your fellow law enforcement officers. May your soul rest in Heaven as you sir are a hero.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 19, 2018

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