Patrol Officer Daniel Philip Longstreet

Patrol Officer Daniel Philip Longstreet

Higginson Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, March 14, 1997

Daniel Philip Longstreet

Officer Longstreet was found shot to death in his cruiser in the early morning hours of March 14, 1997. Officer Longstreet was sitting in his cruiser in a vacant lot when the suspect shot him through the passenger side window. Residents who heard the shots went to the cruiser to notify him they heard gunshots and discovered that he had been shot.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested and charged with capital murder in Officer Longstreet's death. He murdered Officer Longstreet in order to silence his testimony in an insurance fraud case. The suspect's 18-year-old sister and her 17-year-old husband were charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution of a felony suspect. On September 8, 1997, the suspect unexpectedly changed his plea from not guilty to guilty during a preliminary arraignment and was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Officer Longstreet is survived by his wife and three daughters. He was one of the 300-person town's two full-time officers. Higginson City is located about four miles southeast of Searcy.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life without parole

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Hey dad, well today marks your 20th year in heaven. I miss you so much dad. Your always on my mind and are never forgotten dad. Please keep a watch over us all down here and on all your fellow officers . I love you so much dad. Love always Thea l l howell

thea howell
his middle child

March 14, 2017

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