Brett Daniel Long
Terre Haute Police Department
Monday, July 11, 2011

Age: 34
Served: 6 years, 5 months
Badge #: 208
Panel 21W, Line 28 (2012)
Panel L20, Line 12 (2011)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, July 11, 2011
03:20 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1812 North 8th Street, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
9 mm handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Died by suicide
Burial Place:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Terre Haute

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   Patrolman Brent Long was shot and killed as he and other officers served a felony arrest warrant at a residence.

   A United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, composed of five officers from the US Marshals Service, Indiana State Police and Terre Haute Police Department, including Patrolman Long, knocked on the back door of the apartment. Several people exited the residence, but not the wanted suspect. As the officers made entry into the apartment the suspect opened fire on them as they proceeded down a hallway, striking Patrolman Long twice in the head and wounding his canine partner, Shadow.

   The 33-year-old suspect, who was wanted on a probation violation for receiving stolen auto parts, was later found in a bedroom closet with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Six other subjects were arrested on various felony and misdemeanor charges.

   Patrolman Long was transported to Union Hospital where he died from the wounds he suffered. K-9 Shadow was treated at Purdue University veterinary clinic and recovered.

   Patrolman Long had previously served with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department and Honey Creek Fire Department. He was survived by his wife, Danielle; 11-year-old daughter, Ashley; 10-year-old son, Levi; sister, Lori Martin; brother, Jason; parents, Ron and Cheryl Long; grandparents, Jim and Sharon Kutz, and Carl and Mary Long; and his canine partner, Shadow.


Historical Notes

• Patrolman Long was the second of two Indiana line of duty deaths in 2011.
• He is the 12th line of duty death of the Terre Haute Police Department.
• His line of duty death is the 22nd that has originated from Vigo County.

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