Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brent Daniel Long

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Brent Daniel Long

After 16 years of doing this job I have seen many officers come and go. I have seen many officers do the job well and treat others with respect. Never have I seen an officer give 110% of himself every single day and never have a bad thing to say. I am honored to call him my brother and feel proud to say that I work for the department he made look so very good and honorable. Danielle my heart aches for you and can not even begin to imagine the sadness and hurt along with the pride and greatness you must feel all at once. Know that you are a part of us and as Brent is among God's family and will never be alone neither will you. Your THPD family will for ever be at your side. As time passes we will never forget Brent's legacy and dedication and wish for you a bright and grand future for your family.

Det. Julia Dierdorf
Terre Haute Police Dept.

July 14, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Long as well as the brotherhood at Terre Haute Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

July 14, 2011

I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Corporal Drew LaMaster
Sellersburg Police Department

July 14, 2011

Thoughts and prayers to your family, friends, and brothers and sisters of the Police Department down there.

Dan Lyles
Elkhart County Sheriff's Department - Indiana

July 14, 2011

Brent "Bean" Long, my best friend and SWAT partner. Folks for the past year he had been petitioning our City Council to see if we could name some of our Terre Haute ciy streets in honor of our fallen Officers. Today is was passed unanimously that a 24 block stretch of Brown Av from US 40 north part of which we run our SWAT recert and our FD and PD training facility is on was named Brent D. Long Memorial Way. Thanks to all for the well wishes, it is truly appreciated.

Ofc. Pete Horstman
Terre Haute PD/ Partner

July 14, 2011

Thank you for your service and duty, and for your courage and your committment. You are a hero that cannot be replaced, and will be dearly missed. My prayers go out to the Long family and his fellow officers. Godspeed my brother, RIP....we have the watch now.

Deputy Mark R Chrysler
Oneida County Sheriff's Office, NY

July 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Long's family. May he rest in piece.

Leah Gladish
Private Citizen

July 14, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Long! We will not forget!

Officer Justin W YOhe
Warren Police Department, Indiana

July 14, 2011

Rest in Peace - may God be with you and yor family.

Det. James P. McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Department

July 14, 2011

RIP My brother. Prays go out to the Long Family and THPD. You will be missed.

Officer Paul Maxwell
Hutsonville Police Department Illinois

July 14, 2011

Deepest sympathy to Danielle and family, and to the THPD. Brent you will not be forgotten.

Gary and Marie Brandt
Former Terre Haute residents

July 14, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

July 14, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

July 14, 2011

May God be with your family during these difficult days. We too lost a loved officer last Friday, and today we are burying him. Our hearts are breaking as we are sure many are for you as well. Rest in peace.

Citizen of Bismarck, ND

July 14, 2011

This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

My God bless you and watch over your family as you will from your new assignment.

Captain Michael Culwell (Retired)
New Albany Police Department

July 14, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

July 14, 2011

Brent, Words can not express the sadness felt by your loss. My heart goes out to your family, and your 2 little children that now have to grow up knowing their father was taken from them by senseless violence.

You were a wonderful man, and a great police officer. I salute you for the Ultimate Price you paid. I am sure that you are watching from Heaven and swelling with pride as you watch a community come together to honor your sacrifice.

We will all miss you, and feel your loss for a long time. A little piece of our hearts died the day you were taken. Rest in piece brother, and God speed. This is not goodbye, but until we meet again.

Deputy Marshal Billy McCombs
Shelburn Police Department

July 14, 2011

God's peace and speed Officer Long. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

July 14, 2011

Thank you for your service! My thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and co-workers!

Deputy M. Chavez Jr.
Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

July 14, 2011

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on? Thank you for carrying the flag Officer Long.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Office(Ca.)

July 14, 2011

My daughter is a detective with the THPD and I can only imagine the hurt I would be feeling if it had been her instead of you. Know that the everyday citizen in TH looks upon our police force as a very caring and dilegent team. May the Lord welcome you with open arms and then wrap his arms around your wife and children and also Shadow. You have paid the ultimate price and with that comes the ultimate thanks.l

Sharon Piety
thankful citizen

July 14, 2011

Dear Friends in Terre Haute ~
Life is so short! I spent many of my summers in TH, back in the day and can't IMAGINE that anyone could be killed serving in such a lovely town. Time changes everything! I must say that our *civilian* army needs more protection than we can possibly give them and more love and support than we can possibly comprehend.
My sincere apologies to Officer Long's family for misusing his service and sacrifice in such a ghastly manner.
Many prayers for our guardians everywhere. Most of us honor you and all of us need you.
cj snyder

Cathy Jayne *Lucas* Snyder
affected citizen

July 14, 2011

Our prayers are with the family and the Terre Haute PD.

Sergeant Jay Miller
Jefferson County Alabama Sheriff's Office

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace and my prayers are with your family

Retired Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace Brother Brent.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

July 14, 2011

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