He was survived by his wife and three month old daughter.
Patrolman Chatburn was accidentally shot and killed while investigating a possible prowler at the Northwest Motorcycle shop at 2200 Truman Road. While checking the back door of the business, the owner who mistook Patrolman Chatburn for a prowler, shot through the back door with a 12 gauge shotgun, hitting Officer Chatburn in the chest and killing him.
In addition to his police service Patrolman Chatburn had served with the Untied States Navy for four years.
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