The sad story of Harold Chapman may finally be coming to a close.
The family of the retired Philadelphia dementia patient who froze to death after wandering away from a veterans home has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the state.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs agrees to pay Chapman’s family 250 thousand dollars to resolve the suit. Settlement papers were released Friday.
According to the suit, the 75-year-old Chapman wore only pajamas when he wandered past a security desk and out of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on December 31, 2007. Chapman was a retired Philadelphia police officer who fought in Korea.