Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Officer 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 Officer 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 Officer 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.
Officer 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.
Officer 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.
• Officer Long was the second of two Indiana line of duty deaths in 2011.