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Patrolman Herbert D. Long | Ely Police Department, Nevada Ely Police Department, Nevada


Herbert D. Long

Ely Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Sunday, January 10, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .25-.35

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Long was shot and killed while confiscating a gun from a bar owner shortly after 0430 hours. Patrolman Long, who was on night duty, heard several shots being fired in the night. When he went to investigate he found the bar owner taking target practice inside of the bar. He took the man's revolver and told him he was giving it to the district attorney in the morning.

When he turned to walk out the bar owner loaded a .25-.35 rifle behind the counter and shot Patrolman Long in the back. The suspect was apprehended, convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to life.

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You died 25 years before I was born, and my Father was only a baby at that time.

You are honored in our homes, your picture and story proudly displayed on our walls.

I learned some things about you from Aunt Edna, when she was alive, and some things about Patrick and Richard.

Know you're remembered, Grandpa,

Joffrey G. Long
Grandson of Herbert D. Long, and
Son of Ralph G. Long (who was the son
of Herbert D. Long)

Joffrey G. Long
Grandson of Herbert D. Long
January 3, 2014


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