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Deputy Sheriff Andrew Jefferson Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Andrew Jefferson "Jeff" Long

Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, July 25, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Jeff Long was shot and killed from ambush near Trammel by three men seeking revenge following a raid of a moonshine still.

The crew of a Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railroad train spotted a riderless horse on the railroad tracks and stopped the train. The conductor recognized the horse as belonging to Deputy Long and began searching for him. His body was located on the road a short distance from the railroad line.

Investigation revealed that three men had setup an ambush the previous night and waited for Deputy Long to pass by in the morning. It is believed that the men ambushed him as the result of a previous raid that Deputy Long had participated in. All three were sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Long was survived by his wife, ten children, parents, and several siblings.

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Deputy Sheriff Long,
On today, the 99th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Dickenson County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 25, 2017

 

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