Patrolman Herbert D. Long

Details:
Patrolman Herbert D. Long
Ely Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, January 10, 1932

Biographical Information:
Age: Unknown
Tour of Duty: Unknown
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, January 10, 1932
Weapon Used: Rifle, .25-.35
Suspect Info: Apprehended

 

 

Patrolman Long was shot and killed while confiscating a gun from a bar owner shortly after 0430 hours. Patrolman Long, who was on night duty, heard several shots being fired in the night. When he went to investigate he found the bar owner taking target practice inside of the bar. He took the man's revolver and told him he was giving it to the district attorney in the morning.   When he turned to walk out the bar owner loaded a .25-.35 rifle behind the counter and shot Patrolman Long in the back. The suspect was apprehended and charged with Patrolman Long's murder.