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Police Officer Cuthbert Ezekiel Chapman

Virgin Islands Police Department, Virgin Islands

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Cuthbert Ezekiel Chapman

Officer Chapman,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the Virgin Islands. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 26, 2024

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

April 26, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Chapman. Exactly, twenty-four years after my dad passed you gave your life.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 11, 2019

My deepest condolences to all the family members of Officer Chapman, especially to his sister Cassandra. Your brother die in a senseless manner, and his death was at the hands of ignorant and cowardly individuals who ran away. Now, Cuthbert's soul is now in Heaven looking over you Sandra, and the rest of his loving family. May God bless you Chapman.

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

January 25, 2018

Hi Cuts, this is Sandra your sister. I miss you so much that it hurts. I can't believe that it's been eleven years since your passing. I just re-visited this page and read some of the things others have said. Your gentle spirit has touched many lives. It has been hard for those you left behind, but we keep going on with our individual and family memories. See you soon.

Cassandra Chapman

May 27, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 3, 2012

It has been four years since your tragic line of duty death. May you rest in heavenly peace among the special place for all of our blue angels that selflessly sacrificed their life while serving on the thin blue line. You, and your family, are in our prayers.

April 26, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 1, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Sheriff Jerome Cuthbert Sr.
Orange County Sheriff's Office,Fl.

April 26, 2007

As many officers say, you are a Officer 24/7. Thank you for your service.

April 26, 2007

G-d's blessings on you and your loved ones.

April 26, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family friends and co-worker of Police Officer Cuthbert Chapman. May God give you all strength and comfort and walk with you during this difficult time Officer Cuthbert Chapman was given a job to do here on earth and now he has been given one in heaven these words were spoken to my grandmother service, I am beginning to sense the truth in this.)

Love From St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands
and from a officer's wife Sandra D. Williams Xavier.

One Love.

October 2, 2006

The Virgin Islands Police Department has lost a great hero and friend, indeed our heart goes out to your family and friends. For those of us that worked with you, we know that we could always count on you when we needed assistance, no matter what you were doing. Once the call went out, without a doubt you were always ready to fight for justice. Your warm smile and friendly greetings will always be remembered by all of us in the virgin islands Police Department and by the countless of citizens that you assisted. Ofc. Cuthebert E. Chapman you will always be remembered as one of the V.I.P.D.'s finest may you rest in peace and Gods blessing to your Family.

Vice President Law Enforcement Supervisor's Union.

Sgt. Anthony Xavier
U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department

September 27, 2006

Hey Chappy,my prayers are with you,your family and the rest of your other family in this department.As i remember clearly everytime i ask you how you doing,you always replied"I safe man"...well,iam happy to atleast say that you are safe next to the almighty and i know that you are looking down on us,God bless you my brother.

To Mom,I will never forget the strength you give me when at the funeral when you said that you forgive those who did this to your son,you are truly a child of God and iam honored to have worked side by side with your son Chappy.

Continue to rest in peace my brother and i am moved and inspired by your courage and bravery.

Police Officer Felipe Concepcion

September 27, 2006

On this second anniversary of your tragic death, you and your family are remembered in prayer. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of the Creator.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

April 26, 2006

To Officer Cuthbert Ezekiel Chapman, his loved ones and his fellow officers:

On this the second anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Reading all the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

Officer Chapman, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Chapman. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Chapman gave to his community and the people of the Virgin Islands, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 26, 2004.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


April 26, 2006

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers on this second anniversary of your very tragic death. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. You will always be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

April 26, 2006

May you rest in peace, my brother in blue.

State Constable J.L. Green
S. C. State Constable

December 16, 2005

Earlier this week, I met your wife and children as I greeted them at the airport for National Police Week. You have a beautiful family, and I know that this will be a difficult week for them. Take comfort in the fact that they will be taken well care of while here in Washington. I am sorry that they had to be here under these circumstances, however, I am glad that they made the trip so that I could here them talk proudly about you. Rest in peace.

Sgt. Ari Elkin
Montgomery County, MD Police

May 15, 2005

Our prayers and thoughts will be with you, your family , and friends. God Bless.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

August 27, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this terrible tragedy. Know that others have shared your pain, and you are not alone. One day, you shall all be reunited one fine day. Know that he is in a place surrounded by the finest law enforcement has to offer ... all of our beloved fallen heroes. May God bring peace to you and help you see this through.
Buncombe County S.O.
Sgt. Jeffrey T. Hewitt
E.O.W. April 4,2004

Jennifer Mackey
Buncombe County SO NC

July 4, 2004

We are truly saddened at Cuthbert's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

June 11, 2004

Strength to your family and your fellow officers as they deal with this tragedy. You may be far from here but the same blood runs thorugh our veins. You are my brother and I mourn your loss. Rest in peace.

Ofc. Steve Martinez
Omaha PD

May 31, 2004

To the family of Officer (HERO) Chapman: I have lifted you up in my prayers to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. If you don't know of the peace he can give please just ask

May 10, 2004

My prayers and deepest condolences are with your Department, and especially with the friends and family of your fallen friend. GOD BLESS this HERO. Stay strong, stay focused, and make SURE that Officer Chapman will never be forgotten.
Mike Bradford; Tallahassee Police Dept., Ret.

Invest. Mike Bradford (Ret)
Tallahassee Police Dept

May 5, 2004

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