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 had only met Brent once approx. six months ago, but never forgot him. He seemed to be a very professional-dedicated officer, and will always be remembered as such.

To all of the local law enforcement officers: I know what how it feels to lose one of your own, as I am prior military and have lost many friends during various deployments. The hurt never goes away, but only becomes a little less hurtful as time passes. Thank you for what each of you do each and every day, and may God bless and keep you!

To Brent's family: Please accept my deepest sympathy. We never know from one minute to the next when are time on earth will end, but keep God close and know that you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and strengthen you through this difficult time!

Mack Adams
Newport Chemical Depot

July 18, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to officer longs Family and fellow law enforcement family. Every time they get a call they never know what will happen but they still take the call to make sure we can sleep at nite and be safe. Now Officer Long is still doing the job he loved now he is doing it from High above and now he has the best view to Help Serve And Protect not only the city of Terre Haute but now he can Help Serve and Protect everyone. May God bless your Family and Friends. RIP Officer Brent Long you will truly be missed but not forgotten.

travis dailey
studying criminal justice and terre haute Resident

July 18, 2011

May the lord surround and comfort the family and friends of Sgt. Kenner. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. RIP brother.

State Trooper
South Dakota Highway Patrol

July 18, 2011

I was stunned when I heard the news. I did not want to believe that we lost another officer, especially a brother officer who I had worked with for a number of years.

God Bless you Brent, you are a Warrior and a Hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.

Danielle I am so sorry for your loss, words cannot express how badly I feel for you and for other members of Brent's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Brent's family, and the Terre Haute City Police Department.

Lt. Tim Gossett - Vigo Co. Sheriff (Ret)
Indianapolis Airport Police

July 17, 2011

In Valor There Is Hope, Godspeed.

Paul J. Schettino, Lieutenant (Ret.)
City of Beacon, New York

July 17, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2011

My prayer's go out to Brent Long's family, friends, co-worker's, anyone who knew him and Shadow. I knew Brent from working with him at my place of employment overnights. He was truely a good friend and would do anything for anyone. I will miss him a lot. May you rest in peace and you will never be forgotten.

Pam White

July 17, 2011

On behalf of the Will County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire Terre Haute Police Department and most importantly, the surviving members of OFC Long’s Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, God Bless you brother.

Deputy Matthew Griebel
Will County Sheriff's Police Illinois

July 16, 2011

L.E.O. Brother,

God bless you and your family as they go through this difficult time. Thank you for your dedication to keeping Indiana safe!

-Your fellow LEO brother


July 16, 2011

For Police Officer Brent Long:

The law officer is the barrier between the law abiding citizen and those who would prey upon others for vengence and gain. We are the soldiers-of-the-law and we stand to face any who will wage a crime war against our society. We regret that our brother Brent would be the latest law officer to forfeit his life for the protection of others. He now stands with the noblest among us.

We pray for Brent's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

We extend a large measure of gratitude to Brent's fellow law officers who stood with him and fought at his side, as they are our truest brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

We are proud to render Officer Brent Long a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

July 16, 2011

Rest in Peace brother Long. Prayers to your family.

Detective Stacy Sexton
Auburn Police Department, Indiana

July 16, 2011

RIP Ofc. Brent Long, You are a GREAT Person,Father,Husband,And Friend to many. I met Brent last year at the Wabash Valley National Night Out when him and Shadow done there demo with the K-9's, I talked to him for about 15 Mins and I could tell in Just 15 Mins that he was a Cop willing to help anyone in need and go beyond. He really touch my 11 yrs old son and all I heard from that day forward is Dad I want to be a K-9 Cop like him. Brent you are going to Deeply Missed. To the Long Family: I'm very sorry for your lost, I understand all the grief you must be going thur, just keep all the good memory with you, Brent was a very well respected man as you can see with the support of the citizen of the Wabash Valley. Your family, THPD, and most citizen are in Grief along side of you, If we all stand together as 1 we will get thur this, I'm keeping all in prayer and I know Brent is Looking down and watching over all of us. I also want to Thank You Mrs. Danielle Long for allowing your husband to put his life on the line to Serve and Protect everyday as he didnt have to choose that career.

LP Officer

July 16, 2011

I was born in Terre Haute, and continue to live in the Wabash Valley area. The murder of Officer Brent Long has been the focus of conversation for everyone with whom I speak since it happened. My heart and mind aches for this officer and his family.

I am, however; taking this opportunity to thank those who created this web site and to those who update it. My dear friend, Marcus Rogers, posted a link to this web site on Facebook. His father was the last THPD officer killed in the line of duty. (Detctive Harold Lee (Sonny) Rogers EOW 7/16/1984.) I cannot stress enough how much it must mean to the families of these fallen officers and their comrades to see how much fellow Law Enforcement Officers of every branch and ordinary citizens care.

Thanks to all law enforcement and thanks again for this web site.

Mary Anne Wineinger
Wabash Valley Resident

July 16, 2011

You have served your community and Gods children in it with honor, professionalism, heroism and integrity. These traaits will be kept alive in the memories and hearts of Gods children for years to come and will serve as goals for our new recruits in our profession. Rest in peace brother, well done. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

July 15, 2011

My heart goes out to Officer Longs family and his Department. I know that every officer in his department feels his loss and will always remember him. It takes a piece of each of us, when one of us falls. It is a strange relationship, that each of us as officers feel. You have to be there to understand. I will pray for Officer Long and his family. My dearest hope is that he is in the arms of the lord with all who have fallen keeping his 10 laws.

Sgt. John M. Galbraith, Retired
Gainesville, Florida

July 15, 2011

Rest in peace brother, glad to hear K-9 Shadow is going to be ok and watch over your family know. God Bless

Former K-9 Officer

July 15, 2011

As the father of a former Louisiana Deputy Sheriff and a current Louisiana Deputy Sheriff, I would like to extend my condolences to his brothers and sisters in blue. Thank you for your service- you are not forgotten.

Jim Mansfield

July 15, 2011

Rest in peace brother. We will keep the fight from here. I hope in time your family and agency finds peace in your passing.

Police Officer II Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

July 15, 2011


Our hearts are broken, our prayers constant, for your family and for all of our nation's HEROES. Our son is on the VCSD, and our son-in-law is on THPD, and we can't imagine the pain your family, and fellow officers must be feeling, and will contiue to feel for some time to come. Your profession is a thankless one, and hardens many an officer's hearts, yet they still get up every day, put on the uniform, and go back out on the streets to protect those thankless citizens. Knowing you personally, we always saw the consumate professional that you were, in and out of the uniform. I hope you're looking down and smiling with a glad heart, knowing that this great Terre Haute community, is here to support your family and fellow HEROES, in whatever capacity they may need. I also hope your are happy to see that SHADOW is going to be okay, and will be around to continue to protect your family.

Calm Winds and Following Seas,

Mike Kemp and Family

Mike Kemp

July 15, 2011

God be with the family, loved ones, and friends in this most difficult time. Rest easy my Brother in Law, as your watch on this earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

July 15, 2011

Officer Long will be missed. God will watch over his family and loved one's. As they are in the prayers of everyone who care's.God bless every Police Officer who put's their life on the line every day. Even though he is watching out for everyone of you their are a few who slip through the crack. I work as a manager on duty for a chain motel and when ever i need the police to help me out, I always tell them to work safe or if i just run into an officer some where i tell them that .God Bless All Of You !

Mary Ann Acree
support of officers

July 15, 2011

Our entire staff sends our prayers and support to the family of Brother Brent and to the THPD. Your bravery and service to this Country will always be honored.
RIP brother Brent.

Commander Griffin / MPS DOPS
Airport Security Division / OIG

July 15, 2011

Our condolences go out to the Long Family. Watching all of the reflections of the police and fire department that really knew him on TV TEN. Made us feel like we new him to. So our hearts go out to all police and fire department of the world. And men & women serving our country in the military. PS. We love you ALL from Casey Illinois.

Bill & Marlene Watts
private citizen

July 15, 2011

I have met Brent Long several times, he was a good man. He is one of the cops that did his job very well and when I needed him while I was at work dealing with people, he was there faster then anyone because he knew I was there alone. I get emotional watching everything on tv about what happened to him as if he was part of my family. My thoughts and Prayers are with his family and all the officers and friends.

Melissa Ball

July 15, 2011

Thank you to Officer Brent Long for your dedicated service and love to the community that you served. Real greatness is in serving and following. You are a true hero. I know that grief cannot be fixed with a gift or flowers. But may the family of Officer Long find comfort in knowing that God's comfort and grace is all around you.

Officer Sandra Nauls-Mast
Tyler Police Department, Texas

July 15, 2011

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