Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Timothy Chapin

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Reflections for Sergeant James Timothy Chapin

Good speed Tim, it was an honor and privilege to train and serve with you during my time at Chattanooga. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten by those who knew you. Best wishes to your family.

Ranger Roy Appugliese (RET.)

April 2, 2021

Good speed Tim, it was an honor and privilege to train and serve with you during my time at Chattanooga. Best wishes to your family.

Ranger Roy Appugliese (RET.)

April 2, 2021

Sgt. Chapin,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chattanooga. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 2, 2021

SGT. I just told one of the new guys the story of that day. You're still my hero, you're still missed greatly.


February 2, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 2, 2020

Still seems unbelievable that Officer Chapin is gone. He was truly a Hero!

Mike Carter

April 2, 2020

Heard of your heroism from a friend that knew you (Doyal). Thank you for your sacrifice to protect our lives. May God hold you in His arms and your family, your children. You will always be remembered.

Rebecca Foster

March 19, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Chapin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 16, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

Tim, though I'm a few days late leaving this, I want you to know as you watch over us from above that you will never be forgotten. I'll never forget that terrible day, what it felt like to hear that event unfold. Every time I walk into that Starbucks I recall our many conversations there, but especially the last one just a week or so before that day. Your picture still hangs there in your honor. I'm constantly reminded of your sacrifice; your selfless but heroic actions that undoubtedly saved the lives of those you led that day. It was an honor serving with you, but the greatest honor was being able to call you a friend. Rest, brother... rest.

Lt. Scott Crider

April 7, 2018

Sgt. Chapin, never met you in person but I remember the day like yesterday being in my bed and receiving a phone call from my dad because he knew how much I loved CPD and the officers who keep our city safe. Glad I still have the desire to serve. Rest In Peace.

Police Officer Stevin Burton

January 11, 2018

The word Hero can get thrown around so much these days. My hero's are and always have been my "kiddos". We lost too many of my Hero's during my time there. Thank you for running towards the violence and protecting those that needed it so. Bless your amazing family and all the families of all my Hero's. Lord please protect those still serving our communities. I know they have some amazing angels watching over them.

Chrissy Hallums
Former Dispatcher

November 12, 2015

Another year has past and the pain is the same. Rest easy my brother in blue....... rest easy.

Police Officer

April 2, 2015

FALLEN HEROES - From the time I was conceived God had for me a plan. He wanted me to get involved to help my fellow man. I know some were against it but God knows what is best. Now I am at home with him and have perfect peace and rest. Heaven is so beautiful I'm walking streets of gold. And I'm serving others along with the saints of old. I know some still have anger about the way I died but God sees and bottles every tear you cry. As difficult as it may be please don't hold a grudge. Remember this my loved ones God alone will judge. Please don't be sad and mourn for me I'm doing what I love; serving God and guarding you from heaven up above.

Joye Atkinson

April 2, 2015

Sgt. I think of you often, working here in our old stomping grounds. The team misses you daily and talks about you often. It is still so hard for us to this day to go to "that place", But we do, when they call. We miss the morning chats at Starbucks, daily jokes and cutting up! What memories!!!! I know you are watching over all of your brother's and sister's down here!! We appreciate it!! Thank you for being the kind of person and Sgt you were and THANK YOU for your dedication and service. Delta team all the way!!!! It's still as crazy as ever!!!

MPO Jamie Barrow #142
Chattanooga Police Dept

April 2, 2015

Tim thinking about you and your family today.
The holidays are so hard.
I know that you are loved and missed so much.
May God continue to bless your family and continue to comfort them.

Lorraine Bond

December 24, 2014

love u good man


August 31, 2014

Love You and Allsion


August 21, 2014

Today is a day of great reflection, as we think back on the sacrifices each of you gave to protect & serve. I am reminded of one Sgt. Tim Chapin. As a civilian employee & wife of an officer at the same agency, my heart is heavy today. If you have not thanked an officer today, please do so. Their sacrifices should not go unnoticed.
Thank you Sgt. Tim Chapin

Wife of #731-CPD

Marcie Hubbard-civilian
Chattanooga Police Department

May 15, 2014

Sgt. Tim Chapin- Today we remember the Ultimate sacrifice you made to keep the Citizens of Chattanooga safe.

We will never forget you.

God Bless you and your family.

Sgt Jeffrey D. Rearden and wife Pamela
Chattanooga Police Department

May 15, 2014

We Miss you everyday Sgt. You will never be forgotten.

Patrol Officer II Joshua Wright
Chattanooga Police Department

May 12, 2014

Tim, you are remembered for the hero that you are.

Lorraine Bond

April 2, 2014

Brave actions taken by a brave man. RIP brother.

Sgt. P. Voorhees
Surf City Police Department NC

April 2, 2014

RIP, Sergeant Chapin. And it pleases me immensely to know that your killer will never see the outside of a prison wall. God bless you, your family, and to all your brothers and sisters of the Chattanooga Police Department.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandelr, Arizona

December 23, 2013

Prayers! My husband is a deputy and I can only image the pain, hurt and sickness that this officers wife and children go through everyday of their lives. I remember when this happened, only 30 mins away from our town. It has bothered me ever since. Prayers from the fielding family!

Wife of a Deputy

August 23, 2013

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