published Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Sgt. Chapin

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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AndrewLohr said...


April 5, 2011 at 12:42 a.m.

If you don't/can't like and admire this one something is wrong with uuuuuuuuu.

April 5, 2011 at 1:31 a.m.
woody said...

I can only imagine that "Sgt. Chapin" and "Ned Ray" will see to it that the "Hereafter" is a presentable place for the rest of us when our time comes.

Coffee all around..Woody

April 5, 2011 at 7:14 a.m.
Brothernblue said...

God speed Sgt. Chapin,

It is a sad day to have lost yet another Brother whom I have never met. My heart and prayers go out to the Chapin Family, Friends and the fellow LEO'S who were blessed with knowing this brave Officer. My heart and prayers also go out to all the additional Officer's and citizens who were involved in or wittnessed this tragic event.

R.I.P Sgt. Chapin

April 5, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
quietreader said...

I know someone who had to guard Mathews in the hospital Saturday night. He said it was a hard thing to do. I didn't know Sgt. Chapin personnaly but know several people who did. He was the type of man the work HERO was mean for.

April 5, 2011 at 8:05 a.m.
Tmbrwlfofga said...

Well said Clay, well said. God Bless this hero and his family.

April 5, 2011 at 9:40 a.m.
una61 said...

Out of respect for Officer Chapin and his family maybe the usual posters could take a day off.

April 5, 2011 at 9:55 a.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

Fair winds and following seas.

April 5, 2011 at 11:36 a.m.
SeaMonkey said...

good and appropriate cartoon.

April 5, 2011 at 11:46 a.m.
ITguy said...

Anyone who puts their life on the line to protect us from the crazies in this world is a true Hero. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Sargent Chapin. All of the officers in Blue deserve our deepest respect and gratitude. Someone needs to start a scholarship fund for his children and the children of all fallen Chattanooga Police officers.

April 5, 2011 at noon
Sailorman said...


April 5, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

What a sad day for Chattanooga. My condolences.

April 5, 2011 at 5:52 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

Excellent tribute. Thanks, Clay.

April 5, 2011 at 11:16 p.m.
delmar said...

Condolences to the family and friends. Another heart wrenching tragedy that makes no sense.

April 6, 2011 at 1:26 p.m.
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