Patrolman Algie L. Long

Patrolman Algie L. Long

Hurtsboro Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, January 11, 1973

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 is to be considered for parole in 2018.

Patrolman Long had served with the Hurtsboro Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 302

Incident Details

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

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Thinking today of this great man and the impact he left on a lot of people in Hurtsboro during a time of change in a small southern town. He was colorblind when anyone needed help and is greatly missed. I think his killer is up for parole and it needs to be blocked if possible. R.I.P. OFFICER LONG!

Lynn McCraine
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May 16, 2018

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