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Officer Claborne Long | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio


Claborne Long

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 9, 1861

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Claborne Long and Officer Danial Hallam were stabbed on January 9, 1861 in a home on Main Street while searching for a missing girl.

The officers had dressed in civilian clothes to visit a madam's home in search of the girl. They were inside the house on the east side of Main Street, between 6th Street and 7th Street, when a father and son pair insisted on entering. The madam refused the admittance because the father held a pistol. The two officers directed her to open the door and attempted to arrest the pair, at which time both officers were stabbed in the side.

Officer Long died that day while Officer Hallam died the following day.

The father was dismissed outright as having no evidence against him. The son was charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. Later a new trial was ordered and he was released, but was arrested for counterfeiting.

Officer Long was survived by his wife.

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Officer Daniel Hallam
Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio
End of Watch: Thursday, January 10, 1861
Cause: Stabbed

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Officer Long,
Sir, on today the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cincinnati.


January 9, 2011


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