Chief of Police Clem Long

Chief of Police Clem Long

Pine Grove Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 1919

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Clem Long

Chief of Police Clem Long was shot and killed by a suspect who had earlier been warned about drunk and disorderly behavior and driving recklessly.

The suspect had brandished a pistol at Chief Long and had claimed he would not be arrested. Chief Long had opted to wait until the suspect had sobered before attempting an arrest, but the suspect shot Chief Long when he approached.

Chief Long was survived by his parents, grandmother, and aunt. He is buried at Lazear Chapel Cemetery in Kidwell, West Virginia.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Clem Long is my great grandfather, my grandfather is Loman Long my dad is Clem Micheal Long. I dont know anything about my great grandfather or my grandfather until I started my family tree. I respect his heroism and bravery by putting his life on the line. may you rest in peace great grandfather Clem Long

Marilyn E Long
great granddaughter

December 10, 2017

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