FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Facial Recognition

Ask The Expert

Roger Rodriguez

Manager of Image Analytics

Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.

Top News

Tenn. Sgt. Killed In Gunfight With Prison Escapee Wearing Kevlar Vest

April 02, 2011  | 


Photo: Chattanooga PD.

A veteran Chattanooga (Tenn.) Police officer was fatally shot Saturday morning, after responding to a pawn shop where a man who had escaped from a Colorado prison was attempting an armed robbery.

Sgt. James Timothy Chapin, a 26-year veteran, was shot in the head during a foot pursuit with the suspect, whose Kevlar vest protected him from numerous police bullets. A bullet from the suspect struck a second officer, Lorin Johnston, in his ballistic vest.

The parolee and fugitive suspected of fatally shooting the officer is Jesse Mathews, who is wanted in Colorado on robbery warrants.

Officers responded to the U.S. Money Shops in the 5900 block of Brainerd Road at about 10:30 a.m., reports The Chattanoogan.

In an open letter to the newspaper, Sgt. Craig W. Joel thanked his fellow officers, writing:

On a day where everything ended so wrongly, you are doing it right. Tim's shift is over, but you are still coming in for your own shifts to keep it going, to keep us safe, and you keep doing so regardless of the risks and the grief and what I think of as "the rocks in our shoes" we tolerate from those who wish to make such a simple job of "doing right" so very complicated.

Read the full story at Chattanoogan.com.


Comments (7)

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7

WBW @ 4/4/2011 5:04 PM

RIP brother my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your agency.

Michael @ 4/4/2011 8:25 PM

This is so sad, what a waste and this piece of sh** will get life. I am sick of these scumbags..........kill these animals,don't let them rot in jail.
I know this doesn't seem much like a good Christian Attitude, but I hate reading these stories. We LEO give so much and pay the ultimate price to serve. My prayers go to all, God Bless to my fellow LEO's.

Tim McDonald @ 4/5/2011 6:19 AM

Another strong argument for the deployment of patrol rifle immediately upon responding to calls of this nature!

CGarrow @ 4/6/2011 6:31 PM

These are troubled times we live in. We officers, do what it takes to protect and service, no matter what the risk. My prayers are with you, your family, and all brothers that wear this sacred badge.

joey @ 4/12/2011 5:06 PM

maybe if he wasnt harrassing this poor guy he would still be alive. Ive seen innocent people get beaten by cops, well he picked on someone he should not. lol

joey @ 4/12/2011 5:07 PM

all you morons that will respond to this. well guess what I will no longer visit this website. so all you cops kiss my ass. pigs!

john russell @ 4/13/2011 5:47 PM

Oh well looks like simple game good guys bad guys....who ever said all if fair on your side if you wear Black or Blue Uniform huh??? Bet half the Cartel wear more expensive Armor than the Mexican Military and Police...?

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Author Decries Hillary Clinton’s Debate Comments About Policing as Lies
With Hillary Clinton's comments about crime, policing, and race, the candidate helps push...
Video: Man Killed by Charlotte Officer Last Week Carried Stolen Gun, Family Knew It
The order, filed in Gaston County, said that Scott hit his child in the head with his...
Video: Protesters Demand Charlotte Police Chief, Mayor Resign
During Monday night's city council meeting, protesters packed into the city's government...
Video: Jane Doe Free After Attack on Albuquerque Officer Because She Can’t be ID’ed
A woman attacked an Albuquerque police officer by bashing a rock on his head. Police were...
Video: California Trooper Mobbed in Car at Fresno Intersection
The Fresno Police Department is using cell phone video to try to ID the people who...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine