Monday, July 11, 2011

A Sad Day In Terre Haute...God Bless our Fallen Hero Officer Brent Long


From Officer Down Memorial page.
"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder
Police Officer Brent Long was shot and killed as he and other officers served a felony warrant at a house.

A task force comprised of officers from the United States Marshals Service, Indiana State Police and Terre Haute Police Department, including Officer Long, knocked on the back door of the house on North 8th Street to serve a felony warrant. Several people exited the house, but not the wanted suspect. As the officers made entry into the home the suspect opened fire on them, striking Officer Long and his canine, Shadow. The suspect was shot and killed by return fire.

Officer Long was transported to Union Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Shadow was taken to a veterinary clinic and is expected to recover.
Officer Long had served with the Terre Haute Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, 11-year-old daughter, and 10-year-old son.
**This is such a sad time for Terre Haute and across the nation. God bless our Fallen Hero Brent Long. Thank you for your Service. Sending thoughts and prayers to Brents family, the entire Terre Haute Police Department, and healing prayers to Shadow.**