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Little, Marshal Walter R.

End of Watch: 
Saturday, April 29, 1961
County: 
Adams
Agency: 
Adams County S.O.

On Saturday, April 29, 1961, Chief Walter Little was ambushed at a grocery store in town by a man he had reprimanded earlier in the day for target practicing.  The suspect entered the store armed with a rifle when he came upon Chief Little and ambushed him.  The suspect was captured a short time later, sentenced to life in prison.

The football field at LaCrosse/Washtucna High School is named after Chief Little, as it was dedicated in honor of his memory in 2004.

Chief Little was survived by his wife and two daughters.