INDIANAPOLIS -- For several years, IMPD Officer Marcus Chapman has mentored hundreds of Indianapolis area student athletes.
Many of those athletes have become champions in the sport of boxing.
His most recent success story is a 15-year-old named Romello Webb. The teen advanced to the 2016 Silver Gloves National Tournament in Independence, Missouri.
He made it to the championship round by winning locally and regionally. Due to a mix-up in his paperwork, Romello was forced to compete in a higher weight class. After three rounds, Romello lost a close match decision to the top boxer in the country, according to IMPD.
For 13 years, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Indy PAL/Christamore House Boxing Program has helped kids in the metro area with skills and discipline necessary to be a productive member of the community.
According to IMPD, the program has graduated a vast majority of student-athletes and has produced 13 boxing champions.
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