|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1959, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 2011|
Sergeant Tim Chapin was shot and killed after responding to a mid-morning robbery at a pawn shop. Six officers responded to the call and upon arrival the suspect opened fire on the officers from inside the store.
The suspect fled the store on foot and exchanged gunfire with the officers a short distance away. Sergeant Chapin was killed in the exchange and another officer was injured.
Sergeant Chapin is survived by his wife and two children.
Sergeant Chapin is a 27 years veteran with the Department.
A graduate of UTC with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Tim has served with the Chattanooga Police Department for the past 27 years. Prior to that Tim served with the U.S. Capitol Police Department during the Presidency of Ronald Reagan. Tim follows his grandfather and father in law enforcement.He held memberships with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 and the Fellowship of Christian Police Officers.Tim was a member of Abbas House since 1998 where he served in the childrens and youth ministry programs.He is survived by his wife, Kelle Yeomans Chapin; son, Nicholas Chapin and daughter, Allison Chapin, all of Soddy-Daisy; parents, Ralph and Linda Richards Chapin, Powells Crossroads; sisters, Lisa (Kent) Chapin Roberson, Pikeville, Tenn., and Laura (David) Chapin Smith; brother, Paul (Jamie) Chapin, both of Powells Crossroads; several nieces, nephews, great-niece and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Hamilton Memorial Gardens
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
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