Herbert Long
Terre Haute Police Department
Thursday, February 9, 1922

Age: 37
Served: 4 years
Badge #:
Panel 46W, Line 3
Panel L21, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, February 9, 1922
11:50 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
25th Street and 2nd Avenue, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Died in prison
Burial Place:
Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute

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   Patrolman Herbert Long was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man as he investigated a suspicious vehicle being driven in the area without headlights.

   As Patrolman Long approached the vehicle with two occupants, the driver opened fire and struck him in the head, killing him instantly.

   The subjects abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene. The man was apprehended the following day at the home of the female who was his passenger.

   The 33-year-old suspect was charged with first-degree murder and in a change of venue to Sullivan County, later sentenced to life in prison where he died in 1936.

   Patrolman Long was survived by his wife.

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