Chief of Police Walter Rupert Little

Chief of Police Walter Rupert Little

Washtucna Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, April 29, 1961

Walter Rupert Little

Chief Little was shot and killed as he was shopping in a grocery store. A man he had reprimanded earlier in the day for target practicing had ambushed Chief Little and shot him as revenge. The man was apprehended a short time later and sentenced to life in prison, where he later died.

Chief Little was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Bio

  • Age 65
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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My parents were friends with Chief Little long before I was born. His daughters babysat my oldest sister as a toddler. My parents thought highly of him.

Communications Officer Becky Warner
Jefferson County Montana S.O.

August 27, 2015

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