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Hundreds Pay Respects to Fallen Officer

7/18/2011

WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin
(WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)
A casket draped in the flag sat in the crowded Hulman Center and Tilson Auditorim on the campus of Indiana State University Monday, as Hoosier police along with hundreds of mourners bid farewell to Terre Haute Police officer Brent Long.

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The funeral service was marked by bagpipes and a K-9 procession along with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett and numerous officers who paid tribute.

It was a somber service inside Indiana State University's Hulman Center. Police officers from all over the state attended.

Long was fatally shot while serving a probation violation warrant on North 8th Street on July 11.

Police say 33-year-old Shaun Seeley opened fire on Long and his K-9 partner Shadow.  Long fired back.  He later died, and Seeley died in the home.

Terre Haute police later arrested seven people in connection with the incident.  Police say the suspects lied about Seeley's presence inside and didn't tell them he was armed.

Police also say they were using drugs just prior to the incident.

Those gathered at the funeral service say they'll remember Long, who had the nickname "Bean," for his signature grin and his excellent service as an officer who served on the SWAT, K-9 and Field Training Officer teams.

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