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

Patrolman

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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 11, 2012

 

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