Patrolman Harry Thomas Long

Patrolman Harry Thomas Long

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1959

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Harry Thomas Long

Patrolman Long succumbed to injuries sustained the night before when he was struck by a drunk driver during a traffic stop on Highway 301, near Dunn in Harnett County.

The 32-year-old driver was charged with hit-and-run driving and manslaughter. He was convicted of hit and run driving and sentenced to three to five years in prison. The solicitor refused to prosecute him on the manslaughter charge.

Patrolman Long served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for seven months.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 17, 1959
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 to 5 years

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Patrolman Long,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of North Carolina. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 18, 2019

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