Chief of Police Walter Rupert Little

Chief of Police Walter Rupert Little

Washtucna Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, April 29, 1961

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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.


  • Age 65
  • Tour Not available
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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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