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Deputy Sheriff Cecil Vincent Chapman

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1934

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Cecil Vincent Chapman

I also am a neice to eugene and laroy lane and my heart hurts over this even tho it was sooo very long ago. i know La Roy was truly repentant for what he did .I have the letters he wrote to gramma and believe them to be sincere.No words will erase this terrible tragedy or the death of an honorable man doing his job.i wish it could. my grandpa was the baby of the family only 6 at the time and wouldnt talk about it( i overheard a convo by accident yrs ago before hos death) To his family please accept the sincerest of condolences from myself

tammie lane
neice to eugene and laroy lane

February 22, 2021

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

September 9, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Chapman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 16, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 2, 2013

God Bless you Chapman family,

One of the Lane sisters, who was 11 yrs old that day and now my elderly neighbor of almost 90, said that her mother wept for months and months after this horrible incident. Ms Lane's son repented of his sins and accepted Christ as his saviour while on Death Row several months before his electrocution. It was a very, very grievous ordeal for an otherwise good, hard working Lane family.
Officer Chapman, you were such a young man and did not deserve to die that day. Thank you for your service.
God Richly Bless all the Chapman Family these many years later.
A Lane Sister's friend,
Denton, TX
Feb 2013

Gary F

February 1, 2013

To clear this up a little these were my fathers Brothers who did the shootings. There were 12 brothers and sisters in this Lane family my father being the second youngest! Age 7 born Dec 23 1927. He would not speak of this until we got older then to say only this is the reason I never want to see my children in trouble! Most family members left the Texas area to get away from this tragic event. Again May God Bless the Cecil Chapman Family, and his continuing Legacy!

Civilian Sheila Lane
Sheila Lane (Neice to Laroy Lane)

April 30, 2012

I want to let any living family member or friend to Cecil Chapman to know that I am truly sorry to know of his death, This was a tragic ordeal for all involved. I am trying to learn and understand my family history and what happened that fateful day. My father was only seven when it happened and remembers very little of the facts, and would never talk of it. It was a difficult thing to have happen to your family. I know Cecil must have been a dedicated Sheriff and wonderful husband and Father. I am truly sorry

Sheila Lane
Neice to Leroy Lane

June 21, 2009

I did a lot of my growing up running around the area where this occurred and had never heard this story.
Deputy Cecil Vincent Chapman will be forever remembered as a true American hero. May God keep safe from harm the men and women of the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.
I'd like to say thanks to the ODMP for their hard work.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

July 27, 2005

Cecil after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

March 29, 2005

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