Jimmy Lee Long, among the first African American police in Phenix City, died April 17

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Jimmy Lee Long, Sr., one of the first African American police officers in Phenix City, Ala. died on April 17 at age 81. Long was a former service member in the U.S. Navy before serving with the Phenix City Police Department.

Long was a member of Mount Commodore A.M.E. Church in Midland, Ga. and was among the first African American police officers to serve in Phenix City. As a recognition of his service to the community, Long was awarded the key to the city on Feb. 22, 2009.

The funeral service for Long will be held in the C.T. Chapel of Taylor FUneral Home at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday April 27. Visitations will be Friday, April 26 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., according to Taylor Funeral Home.

Long is survived by his three daguhterss, Deborah (Jeffrey) Johnson of Columbus, GA; Vicki (Benjamin) Roy of Midland, GA and Jacqueline(Ronald) Johnson of Covington, GA; one son, Jimmy Long, Jr. of Columbus, GA; one sister, Ellen Dolman; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

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