Bartlett Police Officer’s Home Destroyed By Falling Trees

by Tony on March 16, 2017

The home of Bartlett Police Officer Michael Chapman and family was destroyed by two large pine trees during the March 14th blizzard ~ Photo courtesy of the Chapman Family NH gofundme page


Bartlett, NH – A Bartlett Police Officer’s home was destroyed by two massive pine trees. The Conway Daily Sun reports that just after Officer Michael Chapman had left his house the two trees crashed through the roof of his home coming to rest on the very same kitchen table he had just left. Chapman’s wife Regine, son Caleb and daughter Abbie were home at the time and fled to the basement when they heard the commotion.Luckily no one was hurt.

Chapman had been called to locate a Bartlett man who was over due to come home. Luckily the man was only stuck in the snow at the Bartlett Jackson transfer Station but made it home on his own.

According to Bartlett Police Chief Janet Champlin, Chapman rushed home after hearing the news and immediately shut off the propane, and got his family out of the house. They were also able to get the family dog and cat out as well.

Chief Champlin told the Sun “at this point the house is a total loss, and although they do have homeowners insurance their immediate needs and expenses are expected to be substantial”. The family is currently staying with friends for the foreseeable future. A Go Fund Me Account has been created to help the Chapman family with a goal of $20,000, and as of 5:30 this morning they have raised over $11,000. If you would like to donate to the Chapman family click here.