Detective Dewey L. Littleton

Detective Dewey L. Littleton

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 13, 1947

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Dewey L. Littleton

Detective Dewey L. Littleton was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer during an arrest of a shooting suspect at 3247 Wentworth Avenue.

Detective Littleton responded to a call to arrest an offender who was wanted for shooting his wife. As Detective Littleton and fellow officers ascended the staircase, the offender opened fire. In the exchanges of gunfire between the police and the gunman, Detective Littleton was struck and mortally wounded by a shotgun blast by a fellow officer.

Detective Littleton had served with the Chicago Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6884

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

crossfire, domestic, shots fired call

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Det. Littleton,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 13, 2022

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