05/17/2013

After 60 years, officer's sacrifice etched in stone

Beach officer's line of duty death occurred on segregated beach in 1953; Officer Hezekiah Little, Jr.'s name now added to local and national police memorials

By Sarah Hutchins
The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH — Ernest Little stood at the Boardwalk and 35th Street on Wednesday, eyes trained on a 19-foot bronze-and-granite monument now bearing his father's name.
It was a somber "Thank you" nearly six decades in the making.

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