Town Sergeant Daniel Webster Littrell

Town Sergeant Daniel Webster Littrell

Big Stone Gap Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1920

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Daniel Webster Littrell

Town Sergeant Daniel Littrell was shot and killed while he and a sheriff's 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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Sgt. Littrell,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Big Stone Gap. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2020

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