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

bank robbery

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My Dad's brother. My Dad was Joe Frank Long. He was also a Sheriff in Morristown, TN.

Katherine Long

January 29, 2020

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