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.