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

Officer Long,

May you Rest In Peace Sir. My condolences to you, your family, friends, and entire department. A speedy recovery to your faithful partner Shadow as well.

You will never be forgotten. God Speed.

Ofc. D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

July 12, 2011

Eternal peace and rest to you, brother. Peace, comfort and healing to your family, friends and colleagues.

jim Davenport
B. CO.P.D. MD. (ret)

July 12, 2011

Rest in peace, the world was a better place for your service. May God bless and guide your family. You will be remembered.

Former Trooper

July 12, 2011

Thank you for providing our community with you excellent service. You will be missed. My deepest condolences to Officer Long's family, friends, and brothers in the THPD.

Terre Haute Citizen

July 12, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lt. Shawn Kimmitz
Stafford Sheriff's Office, Virginia

July 12, 2011

A phone call no Parent, or spouse ever wants to receive. An announcement no one wishes to make to the public. Our hearts are aching for the Long family, co workers, friends and esp. our community.

I guess it takes times such as these for us to remember never to take anything for granted. The day is not ours to own or plan.

Praying for the changes that will be coming to the Long family in the following days, months and years. May you stay strong.

Life can never be the same. Just different.

Lori Romas
Private Citizen

July 12, 2011

Officer Long, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

July 12, 2011

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

July 12, 2011

God be with you and your family at this difficult time. I thank you for your service as well as Shadows services to protect your community. For your ultimate sacrifice we are all greatful.

God Bless you and Rest in Peace.

K9 Officer Joshua T Faust #629
City Of Reading PA

July 12, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Long's family and THPD

Former Deputy
Vigo County Sheriff's Department

July 12, 2011

R.I.P. brother Brent Long!!!

Husker Street Officer

July 12, 2011

Brent I wanted to say thank you for going through the Academy with me beacuse if you did not I would have never met such a great guy like yourself. When I heard the news I was very shocked and sad. Your memory and legacy will always live on through this great profession.

May bless you and your family and help them get through this tough time.

ILEA Class 05-161

Sgt. Wayne James

July 12, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 12, 2011

One of the strong the proud the duty bound
Made the ultimate sacrifice for our behalf
One who fearlessly fought to keep our families safe
One of these men and women of courage and honor
This brave young soul was lost to soon
We are left to question why this tragedy transpired
Yet there is no sense in this only sorrow
To the many who fight to protect our rights
Those who pay the price when it all goes wrong
I humbly salute you and those who are left
To carry on in your place
Godspeed and God Bless
Officer Brent Long


July 12, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Long's family, friends, & fellow officers. God be with you all.

Rhonda Brower Terstegge
citizen of Parke Co. IN.

July 12, 2011

RIP Brother Long, you made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten.

Duane Lewellen Chief
Colfax PD

July 12, 2011

God bless

Captain David Smith
Brandon Police Department, MS

July 12, 2011

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.

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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

RIP Officer will never be forgotten


July 12, 2011

"The 62nd chapter of Isaiah verse 6 is a promise from God to His chosen people that He will always provide watchmen for our walls - sentinels and soldiers who see evil coming from a long way off and who lead the charge to look for good. A soldier has fallen, mortally wounded while protecting us who live inside the wall. We honor him and we thank God for the service that he provided us in this life. We now pray for him, and ask him to look out for us once again as he likely takes up a new position on a new wall." this tribute was to an IMPD fallen officer but the words certainly apply to Ofc Long. God bless all who knew him and those that now grieve him.

Patrolman and PBA President
Fort Wayne PD

July 12, 2011

Sorry for your loss, Rest In Peace Brother Long.

Patrolman Dan Marguccio
City of Johnstown, PA

July 12, 2011

May your family be comforted knowing you served in honor and integrity. God bless and RIP Brother.

Retired Sgt.

July 12, 2011

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

July 12, 2011

Thank you, Police Officer Brent Long, may you rest in peace and know you have done your job well. May God gather your family close around him and help them thru the coming years. Bless you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Paula Bostic
Civilian - City Of Terre Haute, IN

July 12, 2011

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & our comfort is the assurance that He will judge the guilty.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator (Ret.)
Salisbury NC PD

July 12, 2011

RIP officer Long. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

Petty Officer Larson
United States Navy

July 12, 2011

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