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Corrections Officer Richard Longoria

Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, September 10, 2021

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Richard Longoria

Officer Longoria,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

September 10, 2022

I served as a Louisville Metro Department of Corrections officer from 2003 til 2010. Rick Longoria was my partner many many shifts in the jail... Not only were we Partners but we were friends outside of work. Rick saved my life 1 night while working off duty at a downtown gas station and while I was fighting with a drunk and disorderly subject on the ground Rick noticed the subject had a gun and assisted getting him under control & handcuffing him. Subject was actually reaching for his gun with one hand and tugging at my gun with his other. Subject later stated he was going to shoot me.
I will forever be indebted to Rick and his entire family for Ricks unselfishness and willingness to put himself in harms way in order to keep the subject from drawing his gun.


April 8, 2022

RIP brother

Lt Allan Fugate
Louisville Metro Corrections (retired)

April 6, 2022

You are missed every day brother. You will never be forgotten and always remembered.

Captain J. Logsdon
Honor Guard Commander
Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

March 31, 2022

Officer Longoria,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

March 27, 2022

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all our nation’s law enforcement officers and their families, who are afflicted or affected by the COVID-19 Virus, in Your loving arms and tenderly draw them into Your life, together with all others who are living with the COVID-19 Virus. Assure them that they are not alone, and give them courage and faith for all that is to come. Strengthen those who care for them and treat them, and guide those who do research. Forgive those who have judged harshly, and enlighten those who live in prejudice or fear. Nourish those who have lost sight of You, and heal the spirits of those who are broken. We pray this in the mighty and holy name of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, and then rose from the dead to lead us into new life, now and forever. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [and daughters] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Minister Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, M.S.B.S.
Ordained Independent Christian Clergy
Intercessory Prayer Minister
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 2, 2022

You will never be forgotten brother and are missed everyday. Keep watching over us.

Capt. Jason Logsdon
Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

March 1, 2022

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