Constable Robert Long

Constable Robert Long

Guyandotte Constable's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, January 20, 1890

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Robert Long

Constable Robert Long was shot and killed in retaliation for his work against several criminals.

He had obtained warrants for the men but had not yet served them. The subjects kicked his door in as he and his wife were sleeping and shot them both. Constable Long was shot 14 times and killed. His wife was wounded but survived.

The subjects were arrested four days later.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

at home, off duty, retaliation

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Constable 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 Guyandotte.


United States Border Patrol

January 20, 2020

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