Patrolman Herbert Long

Patrolman Herbert Long

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 9, 1922

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Herbert Long

Patrolman Herbert Long was killed at 25th and 2nd avenues while attempting to arrest a man and a woman on alcohol-related charges.

As the suspects were being placed into custody, the man stepped back and shot Patrolman Long. He was apprehended within hours of the murder.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He died at the Indiana State Penitentiary in Michigan City on May 10, 1936.

Patrolman Long had served with the Terre Haute Police Department for four years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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Patrolman Long,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Terre Haute.


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February 9, 2022

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