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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Hi daddy you sure have been on my mind lately. I miss you so much. Find myself always wondering if I'm making you proud am I doing enough to honor you and your sacrifice? Sometimes I wish I could see you smile and say I love you 1 more time. Daddy everything I do has a purpose in life. From doing PTO at Hannah's school to doing the Arkansas children's family advisory board to the autism group. I miss you and want so badly to say I love you. I may be 37 now but I'll always be your little girl. Love you
Danyell

Danyell L Longstreet
Oldest daughter

July 25, 2020

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