Patrolman Algie L. Long

Patrolman Algie L. Long

Hurtsboro Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, January 11, 1973

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Algie L. Long

Patrolman Algie Long was shot and killed after arresting two suspects for burglary.

Patrolman Long brought the suspects to police headquarters to book them. While inside headquarters, a third suspect entered and shot and killed him and the janitor. The shooter fled the scene in Patrolman Long's car but was apprehended a short time later in Columbus, Georgia.

The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 125 years in prison on February 21, 1973. He was denied parole in 2018.

Patrolman Long was a United States Army veteran who had served with the Hurtsboro Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

He is buried at the Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Russell County, Alabama.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 302
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 125 years

arrest, police facility

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Patrolman Long,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 11, 2023

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