Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal James Eric Chapman

Johnston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 2017

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Reflections for Corporal James Eric Chapman

Miss you brother every time I'm down that way I think of us playing cards on deployment. Messing with the locals and what a great dude you were

This world is smaller with out you


April 17, 2023

Cpl. Chapman,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Afghanistan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2022

I hope that everyone will find comfort in the scripture Acts 24:15-"And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous andAnd I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection+ of both the righteous and the unrighteous the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again in Paradise on Earth, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 23, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Eric was killed.

To the Chapman family, fellow officers, and all who call Eric beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Corporal Chapman gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 8th, 2017.

My son was also your brother in green as well as blue, so I also thank you, Eric, for your service in the Corps and bid you Semper Fi.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

January 31, 2018

May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

January 2, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that James' life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 30, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Chapman!!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 26, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

Thank you for your service to our country and your community.

Inv. Q. Warren
Alaska AGO, Special Prosecutions

December 26, 2017

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

December 25, 2017

Rest In Peace Sir

Correctional Officer J. Broadway

December 19, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Corporal Chapman. Thank you for your service in both the military and law enforcement. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

December 18, 2017

Rest easy Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

December 17, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Corporal Chapman. May God hold all of you close especially at this time.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

December 17, 2017

Sempri Fi Marine. Trust your journey was a good one. Condolences to the Chapman family. God Speed.


December 16, 2017

Chapman Family and Friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Cpl Chapman Thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice during the line of duty. Also thank you for your Service to
your country.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

December 15, 2017

RIP Cpl. Chapman> Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice to LE. Also thank you for your service to our Nation in the USMC. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

December 15, 2017

To the family of Corporal James Eric Chapman, friends, Police Chief Lamaz Robinson and the
Johnston Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. John 15:12, 13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department, NC

December 14, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

December 14, 2017

Rest in peace Corporal Eric Chapman, and may our Lord give comfort and strength to your family and friends during this trying time. Thank you for your service to our nation and your community.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
Department Of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

December 14, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service sir. God's speed.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

December 13, 2017

My heart hurts for the fanily and friends because he was a great officer and a good man. He will truely be miss. Gone to soon.

Priscilla coates

December 13, 2017

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck- Ret. Officer

December 13, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and agency RIP Brother.

Deputy Sheriff Antoine Thomas
Wake County Sheriff’s Office

December 13, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Eric Chapman, to his parents, two sisters and his four children, especially his little girl. May Eric's soul forever rest in Heaven. May God Bless Eric's entire family.

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

December 13, 2017

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