Special Police Officer Hezekiah Little, Jr.

Special Police Officer Hezekiah Little, Jr.

Princess Anne County, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, August 2, 1953

Hezekiah Little, Jr.

Special Police Officer Hezekiah Little was accidentally shot and killed by another officer as they attempted to arrest a soldier along the Seaview Beach Amusement Park boardwalk at approximately 8:45 pm.

The soldier began to struggle with Officer Little and disarmed him. As the two continued to struggle the other officer fired two shots at the soldier, but struck Officer Little in the head, killing him. The soldier was arrested and charged with malicious assault and the officer who shot Officer Little was charged with manslaughter. Charges against the subject and the other officer were eventually dropped.

Officer Little had been appointed a special police officer for Princess Anne County to serve at Seaview Beach only five weeks earlier. Seaview Beach closed when segregation ended and is now part of the Virginia Beach beachfront.

He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, parents, and 10 siblings. He was buried in Seatack Cemetery.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month, 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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I am privileged to be among the first to pay tribute to you.
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 20, 2012

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