Waycross, GA – City of Waycross Firefighters are grieving the loss of one of their own today.  Lt. David Little, 50, died in the line of duty while battling a house fire.


Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 1220 hours located in the 1000 block of Isabella Street in Waycross.  The home had been vacant for several years and had no active utilities at the time of the fire.

It has been ruled arson.

No person is in custody at this time.  However, when they do make an arrest, the person will be charged with murder.  According to a law states, “Any time a Firefighter is killed in the Line of Duty during an arson, the suspect shall be charged with Murder.”


Firefighter Little began his Public Safety career in 1981, working for an ambulance company.  In 1984, he began his professional firefighting career as a Fire-Medic for Childersburg Fire & Rescue in Alabama.  Being promoted through the ranks, he ended with Captain before moving to Waycross, GA.

In July 2013, Little was promoted to Lieutenant.

The Waycross Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s office are continuing to locate the suspect whom set the fire.  There is a $10,000 reward for any tips leading to an arrest.

[Editor’s Note:  We are so sorry for the Brothers & Sisters of Waycross Fire Department for the loss of one of your own today.  We offer our sincere sympathies and support to LT. Little’s family, fire family, friends and to the Community who lost one of their own.  WE WILL NEVER FORGET.]


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