Police Officer Jonathan R. Long

Police Officer Jonathan R. Long

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, August 15, 2013

Jonathan R. Long

Police Officer Jonathan Long succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle pursuit on July 31st, 1991.

The patrol car Officer Long was in lost control and crashed, causing him and his partner to suffer serious injuries. The injuries resulted in Officer Long being confined to a wheelchair and using a voice-box. His condition continued to deteriorate until he succumbed to his injuries on August 15th, 2013.

Officer Long had served with the Akron Police Department for five years at the time of the crash. He was survived by his three children, mother, and seven siblings.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 5 years, 1 month
  • Badge 248

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 31, 1991
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Guilty

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Jonathan R. Long of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 15, 2018

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