Roll Call of Honor

Little, Marshal Walter R.

End of Watch: 04/29/1961

Agency: Adams County Sheriff's Office

County: Adams County

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 is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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