Randy (Randolph) Chatterson was born in January 1950. He joined the Ontario Provincial Police on June 14, 1971 serving at Chatham and Forest Detachments.

On May 2, 1975, Constable Randy Chatterson and Constable Garry MacDonald were on night shift as partners. Shortly after leaving the Detachment, they were involved in a head-on collision with a transport truck. The cruiser was then was run over by the truck and dragged a fair distance down the highway. It was totally demolished. Randy Chatterson and Garry MacDonald were killed instantly. 

The driver of the truck was convicted of dangerous driving, fined $1,200 and received a three month license suspension.

Randy Chatterson was survived by his wife and one son.