We lost one of our family today with the sudden passing of Retired Officer Charles "Chuck" Chapman. Chuck retired from the Arcadia Police Department in March of 2002. He put in over thirty years with APD, first as a Police Cadet in 1967, and later sworn in as a Police Officer in 1970. Chuck was drafted and served in Vietnam in 1968.
During his long career, Chuck worked many years as a Traffic Officer, partnered with a K9 during the mid-1980's, and worked in the Detective Bureau handling Collision Investigations in the 1990's.
Chuck was a friend to many throughout Arcadia and loved the Santa Anita Race Track. Sad, but very fitting, his EOW is on Opening Day of the 2013-2014 race season at Santa Anita. Whether we knew him as Chuck, Officer Chapman, "Sqautch", "52-Tom", or "Portable 86", he was always a loving Dad and husband to his family. Chuck was 64 years old.