Patrol Officer Daniel Philip Longstreet

Patrol Officer Daniel Philip Longstreet

Higginson Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, March 14, 1997

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Daniel Philip Longstreet

Patrol Officer Daniel Longstreet was found shot to death in his patrol in the early morning hours of March 14th, 1997.

Officer Longstreet was sitting in his vehicle in a vacant lot when the suspect shot him through the passenger side window. Residents who heard the shots went to the patrol car to notify him that they had heard gunshots but discovered that he had been shot.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged with capital murder in Officer Longstreet's death. He murdered Officer Longstreet in order to silence his testimony in an insurance fraud case. The suspect's 18-year-old sister and her 17-year-old husband were charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution of a felony suspect. On September 8th, 1997, the suspect unexpectedly pleaded guilty during a preliminary arraignment and was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Officer Longstreet was one of the 300-person town's two full-time officers and had served with the Higginson Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1503

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, juvenile offender, retaliation

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Hey daddy,
Today is a day I wish you were here to see. This week is red ribbon week at school. Your 1st granddaughter Hannah wore you police uniform for hero day. Seeing her wearing your uniform was something truly amazing. Dad you may never got to meet Hannah but she sure is proud to be your granddaughter. We miss you so much daddy. I hope you are watching buggy today in your uniform and badge. We love you daddy.

Danyell Longstreet
Oldest daughter

October 26, 2020

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