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Lieut Michael J. "Chip" Chiapperini
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1969
Death: Dec. 24, 2012
West Webster
Monroe County
New York, USA

On December 24, 2012, as Lt. Michael Chiapperini, age 43, responded to a house fire, he was murdered by a gunman. The deranged gunman and arsonist had set fire to his own home and then laid in wait until firemen arrived and fired upon the responders, killing two and seriously injuring two others, along with a policeman.

Lt. Michael Chiapperini was a police lieutenant, a veteran firefighter, and had been named "Firefighter of the Year," in 2012. He will be remembered for his heroic and kind acts, such as his volunteerism following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, in Long Island, New York.

Lt. Chiapperini is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, who also worked with the fire department.


Chiapperini, Michael J. "Chip"

Webster: Passed away as a result of a tragic line of duty event on December 24, 2012, age 43, along with his fellow firefighter & friend, Tomasz Kaczowka. Predeceased by his father, John; grandmother, Eleanor Gildea [memorial # 102813656]. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; son, Nicholas, daughters, Kacie & Kylie; mother, Marcia; sister, Michelle (Dane) Ehrich; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Shari & Peter Munding; sister-in-law, Julie (Jeff) Dawson; brothers-in-law, Ryan & Michael Munding; Nicholas' mom, Lynn and the Becker family; nieces, nephews, cousins and his "extended family" at the West Webster Fire Dept. and Webster Police Dept.

Chip was a West Webster Fire Department volunteer firefighter for 25 years. He was Past Chief of West Webster Fire Dept. and advisor for its Fire Explorer Post. He served with distinction for 19 years as a Police Officer with the Webster Police Department and rose through the ranks as a Dispatcher, Police Officer, Investigator, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He committed his life to public service for the Town of Webster. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by family, friends and his community.

The public may call 6-9 PM Friday, 12-3 & 6-9 PM Saturday at Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Road, Webster where his Funeral Service will be held 12:00 PM (noon) on Sunday, December 30th . Interment with Honors will follow his funeral service at West Webster Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a fund being established for Chip's children at ESL Federal Credit Union (any branch).

Source: Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from December 26 to December 28, 2012 
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  John R. Chiapperini (1937 - 1994)
  Michael J. Chiapperini (1969 - 2012)
  Michael J Chiapperini (1969 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
West Webster Cemetery
Monroe County
New York, USA
Created by: HJ
Record added: Dec 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102554234
Lieut Michael J. Chip Chiapperini
Added by: David L. Kuchman
Lieut Michael J. Chip Chiapperini
Added by: HJ
Lieut Michael J. Chip Chiapperini
Added by: David L. Kuchman
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rest with honor sir
 Added: Mar. 30, 2015

- Lance
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
Gotta love a hero, rest in peace, SIR
- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013
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