Sergeant James Timothy (Tim) Chapin, Chattanooga PD
Sergeant James Timothy (Tim) Chapin
Chattanooga Police Department
End of Watch: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Tour of Duty: 27 years
Badge Number: 554
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and hospitalized
Sergeant Tim Chapin was shot and killed after responding to a
robbery at a pawn shop at approximately 10:25 am.
As responding officers arrived at the scene they were immediately fired upon by the suspect from inside the store. As officers took cover the subject ran from a side door and continued firing at pursuing officers.
The subject then fired into Sergeant Chapin's patrol car as he arrived at the scene. The patrol car struck the subject and Sergeant Chapin exited the vehicle and pursued the man on foot but was shot in the head and killed.
Other officers continued to return fire and shot the suspect before taking him into custody. One other officer was shot in the back but the round was stopped by his vest.