Detective Dewey L. Littleton

Detective Dewey L. Littleton

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 13, 1947

Dewey L. Littleton

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

Detective Littleton responded to a call to arrest an offender 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.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6884

Incident Details

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

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Sitting here at the coffee shop listening to my Granddaddy Stanley Littleton talk about Uncle Dewey Littleton. What a great man. Thank you for your service Uncle Dewey. We got it from here.

Officer Jessica Kruse
Niece/Corsicana TX

December 27, 2016

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