As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
July 12, 2011
Officer, gunman killed in Ind. shootout
Officer Down: Brent Long - [Terre Haute, Indiana]
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 the suspected gunman was 33-year-old Shaun M. Seeley.
Watts says Long and his dog, Shadow, were among a team of state, federal and local officers serving the 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.
Copyright 2011 Associated Press
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