Serial Chase: A true story of the lives and deaths of a doctor and a deputy

Serial Chase: A true story of the lives and deaths of a doctor and a deputy

by Neil Bradley Hampson MD


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Serial Chase is the true story of the tragic intersection of two lives in a hotel bar one night in Everett, Washington in 1950. One individual is a prominent 52-year-old optometrist, while the other is a 21-year-old man in a Sheriff's posse special deputy uniform. The optometrist appears inebriated when he stands to leave and the young man volunteers to drive him home.

An hour later, they arrive at the hospital emergency entrance, the passenger dead of apparent heart attack according to the deputy. He accompanies other deputies to the doctor's home where they explain her husband's death to his stunned wife. The young deputy expresses that he wishes he could have done more to help. The doctor is buried with the presumptive cause of death being a heart attack.

Thirteen months later, the former posse deputy is himself being held in the county jail on charges of arson. One night in his cell, he confesses to a spree of serial killing, arson, robbery, assault, and production of pornography, starting when he entered the army at age 17 and ending with his arrest at age 22.

The optometrist was the author's grandfather, murdered by the killer. The book reviews his life path to that bar stool in December 1950. The book then explores the life of the Sheriff's posse deputy, Harold Glenn Chase, and his path through acts of arson, murder, and a myriad of other crimes. The story follows the man through his murder trials, and how he used his incredible powers of persuasion to deceive a prison psychiatrist and spend less than a decade in the state penitentiary, despite having been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991406104
Publisher: Neil B Hampson MD
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Neil Bradley Hampson is a retired physician, entering the field of book authorship directed at the non-medical reader for the first time with Serial Chase. The book centers on the true story of the murder of his own grandfather by a serial killer.

After a career in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Hampson retired from clinical practice in 2010. He has extensive experience writing nonfiction, having published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters in the medical literature. His special interest in medical research is carbon monoxide poisoning. At one point in time, he was ranked by a biomedical website as the number one ranked expert on carbon monoxide poisoning in the world.

Among those familiar with his career, Dr. Hampson's investigative abilities are well known. He has a reputation for disproving common misbeliefs in medicine, successfully searching the historical record for the origin of such myths. He applies those investigative skills maximally as he uncovers the occurrences and makes the connections described in Serial Chase.

A list of the author's biomedical publications can be found via a PubMed search through the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health at

Dr.Hampson is married and has two daughters. He and his wife spend part of the year in Arizona and the remainder on an island in Puget Sound in Washington State.


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