Trooper James A. Long

Trooper James A. Long

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 12, 1942

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James A. Long

Trooper James Long was shot and killed while investigating screams he heard at a local park. He was on patrol and was driving past the park when he heard a woman screaming as she was being attacked. As he approached the scene on foot he was shot once in the chest. Trooper Long and the victim were transported to the hospital where Trooper Long succombed to his injuries. The suspect was never caught.

Trooper Long had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 68

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Trooper Long,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oklahoma. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 12, 2022

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