Akron Police memorial honors fallen officers
Long was paralyzed in a July 30, 1991, accident during a police chase of a fleeing subject. He used a voice machine for the rest of his life and died Aug. 15, 2013, at the age of 51 after a short battle with bladder cancer, according to APD officials.
Long’s mother, Barbara Long, is pictured at left in the photo at right with FOP Auxiliary No. 1 President Becky McDonald, standing next to a memorial wreath at the ceremony.
The solemn service included an appearance by the APD Honor Guard, pictured above, the Cleveland Police Ceremonial Unit, a presentation of flowers to family members of the fallen officers, a 21-gun salute by the Honor Guard and the playing of “Taps,” shown below.
— By Maria Lindsay
Photos: Dale Dong
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