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Special Police Officer George C. Chapman

April 27th, 1858

Special Officer George Chapman was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in progress in the downtown area. A store owner approached him and informed him of the burglary.

Officer Chapman told the owner to call for backup as he went to investigate. Responding officers found him a short time later suffering a fatal gunshot wound to the neck.

Officer Chapman had served with the agency for only one week.

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