Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Joseph E. Chapman, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, May 8, 1960

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph E. Chapman, Jr.

Your incredibly selfless actions are what defines heroism. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 8, 2021

Patrolman Chapman,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 8, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Chapman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2019

Patrolman Chapman, according to this site, you were the first officer killed in the line of duty after I was born. I like to think that I would spring into action as you did if I were to encounter a robbery while off duty. I dedicate the remainder of my career to your memory.

I remain anonymous only due to my agency's posting policy.

Deputy 364
A Tennessee Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2016

I miss you diddy Bomba. This is what we call my granddaddy. Diddy Bombay. Loveya

Shirley. F Porter

September 6, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember yoi for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Yor family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Chapman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your ultimate sacrifice shows law enforcement officers are on duty 24/7. Murdered off-duty while having a soft drink and visiting a friend. When you sprang into action for that fateful shootout you showed the professionalism of the CPD. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

May 9, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 8, 2009

Even though I never got to meet you; I know you were a great person. Your blood runs through my veins, as does your strength and dignity. I am proud of you. I will always acknowledge your great accomplishments. Rest in peace, grandfather.

Frances E. Porter-Pipes

November 6, 2007

You have not been forgotten. Your name now appears with honor and dignity at the new CPD Memorial on the lake front. Today was the St. Jude Parade where your brothers and sisters in blue marched in your memory and the other 519 officers who were killed in the line of duty in Chicago. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 6, 2007


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

February 17, 2007

Rest, brother. You are a perfect example of hero.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

December 21, 2006

A Brave man.May you Rest in Peace.

May 8, 2006

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