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

I miss you Brent. You are and will always be missed Brother.

Former THPD Officer Jon Perillo

July 11, 2012

Still think about your every day brother. For the first few months, just about every day Murray and I would wear sunglasses, even if it was dark, to hide the tears and our eyes from the public. Now I find the best time to think about you is when I'm out running, when the tears are hidden by sweat. We love and miss you.

Sgt. Ian Loomis

April 22, 2012


Dallas Leonard
i did not no him

April 21, 2012

You were a Hero Sir, RIP now, you will never be forgotten.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 20, 2012


It's been several months since you left. I know we were never friends, but it was a pleasure to work with you on the THPD. Chad and I left early in 2011, but we both think about you almost daily. Attending your funeral and viewing were tough, and I know many of your close friends were heartbroken. I wanted you to know that I never forgot you backing me on calls, and knowing a capable and trusted person was on their way. I remember in late 2010, you running "hot" to back me up on a shoplifter from the mall, and me telling you on the radio I was spent. You showed up almost immediately and I was relieved to see you.

"...the solemn pride that must be yours to laid so costly a sacrafice upon the ultar of freedom."


Ptl. Matthew Morgan
Brownsburg PD/Former THPD Officer #220

January 2, 2012

Thank you Brent for your service to our town, rest in peace.

Sheriff Explorer Billy Butts
Vigo County Sheriff Dept.

December 30, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer Brent Long, his fellow officers, and most especially to Brent:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Brent was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Brent's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

This was your family's first Christmas without you. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Brent gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July11, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 28, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Long. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Brent he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Brent's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Brent's life was about so much more than the way he died. Brent will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Long, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 7, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Brent. We miss you terribly. Love you brother.

Sgt. Ian Loomis

November 24, 2011

Rest easy Brother! Thank you for your service and dedication to protect your community.

Sgt. Max Franklin (Retired)
Kendallville Police

November 17, 2011

Honoring THPD & VCSD officers who died in the line of duty at our church. You and 17 others who gave your all to protect our community. We will never forget what the families have lost and my God hold them in his arms and confort them forever.

Beth Thompson
Mission & Outreach Committee-UMT Terre Haute, IN

November 9, 2011

May you Rest in Peace and may your act of heroism never be forgotten

Bart Perry

September 28, 2011

r.i.p brother. you served your country proud.

Cadet in training. Carrillo
sheriffs dpt.

September 9, 2011

r.i.p brother. you served your country proud.

Cadet in training. Carrillo
sheriffs dpt.

September 9, 2011

Brent - Coming up on two months now that you have been gone. It still does not seem real. We all sure had some good times together growing up and then working at the VCSD.
I have so many memories from my life that you are a part of. I never ever dreamed that we would be 34 years old and attending your funeral.
Last week I got to spend an evening with Danielle & the kids.
Danielle is absolutely the strongest woman I have ever met, god put her with you for a reason.
Rest in peace my friend. We are all so very proud of you. You are forever a hero!


September 8, 2011

It was not only an honor to serve with Brent, it was a privilege. He was somebody you could learn from, respect, and count on. Brent was loved and will always be remembered. The rest of us can only hope to become half the cop he was. RIP.

Police Officer Jennifer Faulkner
Terre Haute Police Department

August 19, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

August 15, 2011

Officer Long,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Terre Haute. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 15, 2011

Recently, read a lot of the news articles published about this incident, from the local papers, provided by distant family members in Terre Haute. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family and officers involved.

A. Walden, Patrol Officer
Covington Georgia Police

August 11, 2011

As it does everytime I learn of a LODD, My heart sank when I heard the news of Officer Brent Long's shooting and subsequent death. My heart goes out to his wife, children, other family members, and friends. I did not know Brent, but you are a true hero. I spent 13 years as a police officer and will always be one at heart. I couldnt keep the tears from falling as I watched every broadcast on tv about Officer Long. I was proud of the support from the community. He obviously touched a lot of lives. God Bless you Brother.
Shawn Pinkerton Sullivan County Sheriff Dept.

Officer Shawn Pinkerton
Federal Bureau of Prisons FCC Terre Haute. Former Deputy Sheriff.

August 4, 2011

Thank you.
May our Lord Jesus Christ bless and keep you and your loved ones now and forever.

Brother in Jesus,


Retired SPO Thomas
B.P.D. Indiana

August 3, 2011

may God bless you, different country, different uniform, same cloth, a brother is down
condolences to his colleagues and family

retired Sgt Chris Scarisbrick
Merseyside, England

August 2, 2011

May your badge never tarnish! A true hero in life, not death. RIP brother.

Police Constable MAtthew Butt
Toronto Police Service K9

August 1, 2011

May God bless your family and friends. I pray that every single person that you have touched in your short life is blessed in some way. Enjoy your time on the golden highway sir.

Heather D
Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

July 30, 2011

Rest in peace brother!!!!!!!!!!

Deputy Logan Niles

July 28, 2011

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