Police Officer John W. Little

Police Officer John W. Little

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, November 7, 1908

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John W. Little

Police Officer Little was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to raid an illegal liquor den.

In order to block off escape routes from the house, Police Officer Little went to the back door of the home while his partner knocked on the front entrance. Upon hearing the knocking and ascertaining that the police had come, a guest of the liquor den opened fire on Police Officer Little.

Despite being mortally wounded in the exchange, Police Officer Little was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

The man who owned the den then began shooting at Police Officer Little's partner, who managed to return fire and kill the suspect.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Shot and Killed

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Officer Little,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Birmingham. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2018

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