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Tyler D Chapman

Salem, Oregon

July 8, 2012

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
40 Navy  


 Tyler served our nation in the US Navy and is a Gulf War Veteran.  He has been a dedicated, and highly respected law enforcement officer for 18 years.  He also served as an instructor for the MCSO Reserve Police Academy.

Tyler Chapman (1972 - 2012)
Tyler David Chapman

May 26, 1972 - July 8, 2012

SALEM - Tyler is survived by the love of his life, Torry, his two beautiful children, Jackson and Shelby, his parents Ken and Anne Chapman, brothers, Kenny (Claudia), Kevin (Rachel), Michael, Joel and sister, Angela, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, extended family and many, many friends. He was born in Bellflower, CA and the family moved to Oregon in 1984. Tyler graduated from Sprague High School in 1990. He served in the US Navy and was a Gulf War Veteran. Tyler was a highly respected and dedicated law enforcement officer for 18 years. His true passions were love of family and friends, he cherished every moment. He was a real life super hero who touched so many lives with genuine kindness and laughter. 

A celebration of Tyler's life will be at 1:00 pm, Monday, July 16th at Peoples Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr. NE. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Published in StatesmanJournal on July 11, 2012

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July 16, 2012

From The Oregonian oregonlive.com 07/08/12:

Marion County deputy killed in I-5 crash
Published: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 8:21 PM Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 8:21 PM
By Findley Merritt, The Oregonian
The motorcycle operator killed in a fatal Interstate 5 crash this afternoon was an off-duty Marion County deputy, according to the Oregon State Police.

Tyler David Chapman, 40, was pronounced deceased at Salem Hospital from injuries received in the crash.

Around 1:40 p.m., Chapman, on a 2003 Honda motorcycle and wearing a helmet, lost control near milepost 244 when traffic began braking and stopping due to heavy congestion.

He collided with a 2005 Dodge Durango driven by Minnie J. Bohall, 33, from Creswell.

Bohall was not injured. 

Chapman served with the Gervais and Mt. Angel Police Departments before joining the Marion County Sheriff's Office in 1999.

He worked in the Enforcement Division as a patrol deputy and detective, and he also served in the Civil Unit and Court Services Division. He taught law enforcement courses at Chemeketa Community College.

He lived with his wife and two children in Salem.

From The Oregonian oregonlive.com 07/08/12:

Memorial service scheduled for Marion County deputy killed in I-5 crash
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 5:34 PM Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 5:50 PM
By Everton Bailey Jr., The Oregonian 
A memorial service will be held next week in Salem for a Marion County Sheriff's deputy killed while off duty after crashing his motorcycle on Interstate 5 near Albany.
A motorcade will escort the body of Senior Deputy Tyler D. Chapman, 40, and his family at 12 p.m. Monday from the City View Funeral Home at 390 Hoyt St. S. to the Peoples Church at 4500 Lancaster Dr. N.E.
The service is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be open to the public.
State police said Chapman, of Salem, lost control of his motorcycle at about 1:40 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes near milepost 244 while trying to stop for traffic.
A Dodge Durango that was traveling behind Chapman was unable to stop before hitting the deputy.
Chapman died after arriving to Salem Hospital. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
A fund has been created in Chapman's memory at U.S. Bank, said the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Donations can be made to the "Tyler Chapman Memorial Fund" through any bank branch. 
Cards and other condolences for the Chapman family can be sent to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 100 High St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301, attention Sara Zavala.

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