Sheriff Sam C. Long

Sheriff Sam C. Long

Love County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, January 30, 1928

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Sam C. Long

Sheriff Sam Long was shot and killed when he interrupted a bank robbery in progress.

He was able to return fire and kill one of the suspects. He succumbed to his wounds five days later. The second suspect was shot and killed in November 1928 at the scene of another bank robbery.

Sheriff Long was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 25, 1928
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Great grandson, grandfather was Samuel Long, son of sheriff long. We visit each year in May for Frontier Days to catch up with the town and its growth and happenings. They are now in their 3rd jail due to massive tribal casino operations and the resulting crimes that occur. It is also complicated with McGirt ruling. The Chickasaws are not equipped to handle the massive influx of new crimes they now must process. The Love County history center is one of the best I have seen for a town 10x their size. The old jail is now a veteran museum. I have visited dozens of times now. The Liddell jail is going to become a county commissioner office. It is named for sheriff Liddell. There have been 2 sheriff Liddells as his son also was deputy. The man who killed Sheriff long was a Liddell and is the same family as the Sheriff Liddell. He once said the Liddell family wanted to redeem their name.

Mark Long
Great grandson

July 20, 2021

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