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Patrolman Algie L. Long | Hurtsboro Police Department, Alabama Hurtsboro Police Department, Alabama


Algie L. Long

Hurtsboro Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, January 11, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 302

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 125 years

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Patrolman Algie Long was shot and killed after arresting two suspects for burglary.

Patrolman Long brought the suspects to police headquarters to book them. While inside headquarters, a third suspect entered and shot and killed him and the janitor. The shooter fled the scene in Patrolman Long's car but was apprehended a short time later in Columbus, Georgia.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 125 years in prison on February 21, 1973. He is to be considered for parole in 2018.

Patrolman Long had served with the Hurtsboro Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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