Date: 25 Feb 1957
Louis Chapman was found shot with a humane killer in his office at Horley police station on Monday 25 February 1957.
He was a police inspector.
After evidence was heard at his inquest, the Coroner said, 'I find no evidence, circumstantial or otherwise, that it was a deliberate act. It might have been accidental or it might have been deliberate and there is no evidence to support strongly either conclusion'.
The humane killer was said to have normally been kept in a safe.
Louis Chapman was married with daughters aged 9 and 12 and had been due to retire and take up a post at Gatwick Airport shortly.
see Shields Daily News - Wednesday 27 February 1957, p3
see Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 26 February 1957