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City Marshal Thomas J. Little | Dustin Police Department, Oklahoma Dustin Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal

Thomas J. Little

Dustin Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Marshal Thomas Little was shot and killed during an investigation of illegal whiskey. After receiving a tip he located several gallons of whiskey and changed its location so the owner would not find it. Marshal Little returned later in the day with a man from town to help recover the whiskey. While on the scene an argument ensued between the two and the man shot Marshal Little with his own gun.

It is believed the whiskey belonged to the man Marshal Little recruited to help recover it. The suspect was found guilty of murder.

Marshal Little had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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I have been the physician for your great grandson, Kenneth Marcus, for several years now. It has been an honor to know him and to learn of your story. Your service to our country and your sacrifice are an example of your courage and bravery. Thank-you.

James W Foster, MD
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March 18, 2014

 

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