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Town Sergeant Daniel Webster Littrell | Big Stone Gap Police Department, Virginia Big Stone Gap Police Department, Virginia

Town Sergeant

Daniel Webster Littrell

Big Stone Gap Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, December 12, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Town Sergeant Daniel Littrell was shot and killed while he and another deputy were investigating bootleggers. The officers had just arrested two men and a woman for being drunk when a fourth suspect arrived on the scene. The man shot Sergeant Littrell in the back, killing him instantly, and shot the other deputy three times. The wounded deputy recovered from his wounds.

Town Sergeant Littrell had served with the Big Stone Gap Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife and ten children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninety-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 12, 2011

 

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