Police Officer Brent Long Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana EoW: Monday, July 11, 2011

Police Officer Brent Long | Terre Haute Police Department, IndianaTerre Haute Police Department, Indiana

Police Officer
Brent Long

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana
End of Watch: Monday, July 11, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 30
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: July 11, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Agency Contact Information

Terre Haute Police Department
17 Harding Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone: (812) 238-1661

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.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – As soon as it was confirmed that a Terre Haute Police officer died in Tuesday’s shooting, many people across the Wabash Valley began creating ways to honor the memory of Officer Brent Long.

First Impressions Screen Printing in Clinton, Ind. decided it wanted to help law enforcement agencies around the area be able to show their support for the Terre Haute Police Department by creating thin blue line decals.

The company is giving out these decals free to any law enforcement agency or officer in the area who would like to honor Officer Long.

"It’s so important because it’s his kids, the wife of him that paid the ultimate sacrifice. He knew every day that he was, that something could happen to him. And it did for nothing, for nonsense. And it’s important to honor that gentleman and his family and give them as much support as they need," said Jeff Wiser.

Besides giving them to law enforcement, Jeff Wisor and his wife are also going to sell these decals to the public for $5 a piece. All proceeds from this sale will go to the Long Family.

If you’d like to purchase a decal in memory of Officer Brent Long, you can call First Impressions Screen Printing at 765-832-2141 or head to their Facebook page.


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A police officer and a man being served an arrest warrant have been killed during a gun battle at a home in western Indiana.

Assistant Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen says Officer Brent Long died a few hours after the shooting Monday afternoon on the city’s north side. Keen says Long was a six-year police veteran and a member of the city’s SWAT team.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts says Long and his dog, Shadow, were among a team of state, federal and local officers serving the arrest warrant for violation of probation and receiving stolen goods. Watts says the suspect opened fire within seconds of them entering the home.

The dog also was shot and is being treated.


3 Responses to “Police Officer Brent Long Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana EoW: Monday, July 11, 2011”

  1. 1 ann July 18, 2011 at 16:10

    so so sad, such disrepect in our country, all he was trying to do was to protect us from felons & other trash my heart goes out to his wife, daughter, & son, & the rest of his family and his fellow officers, may GOD be with you all and get you through this very hard time

  2. 2 GARY July 26, 2011 at 20:23

    i wish i can donate some money to his family but i dont have it right now i dont get my check till the 3rd of august but im praying for his family and all of the officers that came to the funeral sorry to about your lost i will keep everybody police officers and family in my prayers

  3. 3 raymond October 1, 2013 at 18:37

    I cant stand when some jerk does wrong and expects not to be punished, its common sense. If you cant do the time don’t do the GOT DAM CRIME… Rest in peace my brother, you no longer need a side arm, you no longer need a BPV, you no longer need a stinger aka back up gun, GOD has got your 6, your 12 your 3 and your 9. Walk on my friend….walk onn

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