Trooper James A. Long

Trooper James A. Long

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 12, 1942

James A. Long

Trooper James Long was shot and killed while investigating screams he heard at a local park. He was on patrol and was driving past the park when he heard a woman screaming as she was being attacked. As he approached the scene on foot he was shot once in the chest. Trooper Long and the victim were transported to the hospital where Trooper Long succombed to his injuries. The suspect was never caught.

Trooper Long had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 68

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Never apprehended

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 6, 2013

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