The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


James Timothy Chapin

Date: 4/2/11

Gender: Male

Age: 51

Race: White

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Suspect(s): Jesse Mathews, 25

Status: Suspect convicted

What happened:

Chattanooga police Sgt. James Timothy Chapin is shot as he responds to a robbery at the U.S. Money Shop on Brainerd Road. Jesse Mathews, 25, is charged with felony murder, first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. He is convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 25 years.

Read more:

Chattanooga officer shot, killed
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Chapin a 'good man, fine officer'
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Jesse Mathews pleads guilty to killing Chattanooga police sergeant (with video)
Chattanooga police department still feels loss of Sgt. Tim Chapin one year later
Somber anniversary: Chattanooga police colleagues honor slain officer Sgt. Tim Chapin

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