Patrolman Elmer Stephenson and Patrolman George Little were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for being intoxicated in public at the local railroad station. Unbeknownst to the officers, the suspect had just attempted to murder his boss. When the officers arrived they were both shot. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Little and a railroad employee were able to subdue the suspect.
Five days later the suspect pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison.p