Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William G. Long

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, September 2, 1956

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Reflections for Patrolman William G. Long

Your son is a great man.

J Nieto MD

December 2, 2023

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 2, 2017

You are a true in peace in a much better place, for you are not forfotten.

Lieutenant (Ret.) Ray Flores

September 2, 2016

The Coastal Carolina Shields will dedicate its September 2nd meeting to the memory of NYPD Police Officer William Long. May Bill always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice and may he rest in peace knowing that he will never be forgotten by his brothers and sisters of law enforcement.

Dennis Cangelosi, President
Coastal Carolina Shields, South Carolina

September 1, 2014

i am a priest in Brooklyn. My name is Fr. Francis frank is what the parish calls me. When I was ordained 26 years ago, I was gifted with a most beautiful paten and chalice by a Fr. Robert Rodriguez. This chalice was given to him when he was ordained a priest back at the time of officer Long's death. On his death-bed, Fr. Rodriguez left me the chalice that had been given to him in memory of Officer Long. Fr. Rodriguez' family was too poor to afford a chalice for their son, so thank God for the Long family way back then! I have used the chalice faithfully almost every day. I have always remembered Patrolman Long and also Father Rod. I don't know if any of Officer Long's family is still around or if they would ever read this. But I would love to let them know that their father..grandfather..friend was never forgotten in the Catholic celebration of eucharist all these years. I'm not even sure this will 'stick' since I'm not a cop..even though I am chaplain to the Anchor Club of the NYPD. God bless.

Rev. Francis Shannon
chaplain anchor club NYPD

December 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

You were gone long before I was even born, but you have still had an impact on my life. I'm proud of my heritage and I'm proud of what you did to protect your community. You are still missed today, but I'm still very proud to be called your granddaughter.

Emily Long

November 28, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the New York City Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

October 9, 2012

56 years. Not forgotten.

RIP James


September 2, 2012

Uncle Jimmy - Although you've been gone for many years, you will never be forgotten. I display your picture with pride, and tell others of your bravery. Although I was young when you were taken, I will always remember the good times I had at Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Maureen's house - a house filled with love.

Mary Giordano

April 1, 2012

You are one of the Finest of the Finest. We all are brothers in Blue. When one of us is hurt, we all hurt. When one of us passes we all loss a small bit of ourselves. Today, I found out William Long is related to a family who I have known all my life. I pray for his family and know God is watching over him and his children. You are not forgotten. Rest in Peace.


March 11, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Long and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 1, 2009



November 16, 2006

Officer Long,

I read about your death in the American Police Beat magazine. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family. Even though it was many decades before I was born, thank you for what you did.

Andrew Schuck

November 10, 2006

Patrolman Long,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. It took two more years, but your murderer got the justice that he deserved.



September 2, 2006

Thank you for your service, Officer Long, after all these years. The years that have past since his death can't take away the tragedy. He lived a short life, but he must have been very proud to accomplish something as as great as being a member of the NYPD. Thanks for fighting the good fight, officer. I hope that the NYPD doesn't lose any more heroes any time soon.

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