Deputy Sheriff Ben V. Long

Deputy Sheriff Ben V. Long

Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, April 8, 1890

Add to My Heroes

Ben V. Long

Deputy Sheriff Ben Long drowned in Cat Tail Bayou while traveling to the Black Bayou area to serve civil papers.

A search was started and his body was discovered after his horse arrived at a plantation without him. It is believed that he got lost because he was not familiar with the area and attempted to cross the bayou.

Deputy Long was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

civil papers

Most Recent Reflection

View all 3 Reflections

Deputy Sheriff Long,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Caddo Parish.


United States Border Patrol

April 8, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.