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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In honor of Sheriff Samuel Calvin Long, many of his progeny will be gathering on May 30th 2015 at 8:00AM CST at the old Jail and museum in Marietta OK, to celebrate the memory of his life. This used to be an annual gathering of my father Ronald Long and grandfather Clarence Long's generations. It is during the towns Frontier Days celebration. All are invited. Bring photo's, stories, mementos, etc... Timothy D. Long great grandson of Sheriff Long respectfully.

Timothy David Long
Great grandson

March 22, 2015

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