G. F. Long, 65, Retired Peace Officer, Dies
November 2, 1947—The Oklahoman—George Frank Long, 65, early day Oklahoma peace officer and former deputy U. S. marshal, was stricken fatally by a heart ailment shortly after 10 a.m. Friday in his Kingfisher home. He had been ill two months.
A native of Caldwell, Kansas, Long moved to Kingfisher with his parents near the turn of the century. He played as a member of the famous Kingfisher college football team which marked up one-sided victories over major central and southwestern universities in 1903, 1904 and 1905.
In 1911 he became under sheriff of Kingfisher County. Three years later, he was elected sheriff and served three consecutive terms. It was during his first term as sheriff that Long gained national recognition for his investigation of the murder of Fred Trow, Kingfisher County farmer.
Long first retired three years after he was appointed deputy U. S. marshal in 1925. He was asked to return to federal duty, however, as a guard during the Charles F. Urschel kidnapping trial. He went back into retirement after the trial, but during World War II he became a civilian guard at Tinker field and won several awards ruing his 4-year stay there.
Long is survived by his wife, Dell Long of Kingfisher; two sons, Sam of Kingfisher and Pete Long, 2504 NW 32, who is band director at Central high school; a daughter, Mrs. Monroe Darragh, Hobart; a brother, John Long, Kingfisher, and four grandchildren.
Dell Long (1886 - 1964)
Created by: John Russell Pierson
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
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