FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Escaped Inmate Shoots Iowa Deputy, Manhunt Continues

August 19, 2013  | 

Photo of Rodney Long courtesy of Iowa State Patrol.
Photo of Rodney Long courtesy of Iowa State Patrol.
An inmate who escaped from an Iowa prison's minimum-security lodge shot a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy two days later and remains the target of a law enforcement manhunt.

Rodney Eugene Long escaped from the Clarinda Correctional Facility Friday morning. On Sunday evening, he shot Deputy Dan Wyckoff twice after the deputy encountered him on Highway 2 about a mile and a half east of New Market, reports the Des Moines Register.

Long shot Deputy Wyckoff twice—in the left arm and abdominal area. The deputy was wearing a ballistic vest that likely saved his life.

After the shooting, the 38-year-old Long stole the deputy's patrol vehicle, a marked pickup truck. Long engaged other deputies during a 40-minute pursuit before crashing the vehicle into a ditch and fleeing on foot from pursuing officers. The deputy is expected to recover.

The Iowa State Patrol and Nebraska State Patrol have been providing air support during the search for Long.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Tom @ 8/20/2013 8:01 AM

Hopefully, they soon find this POS and dispatch him with the utmost efficiency.

TERRY F.ZECH (RET) VAPD @ 8/20/2013 10:17 AM

Glad to hear deputy Wyckoff is going to recover. Obviously this gentlemen needs to be put away as soon as possible before he shoots anyone else. I have a feeling though he has no regard for any person's life so he will probably die by gunfire or car crashing. Stay safe brotheers and sisters and watch your backs.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: MN Officer Protected Country Star's Bar During Vegas Massacre
Minneapolis Park Police Officer Justin Brown was off-duty visiting a Las Vegas bar during...
Video: KY Deputy Uses Car Jack to Free Teen Trapped Under Vehicle
A sheriff's deputy used a car jack to rescue a teen who was trapped under a car after...
Federal Judge Refuses to Erase Joe Arpaio's Conviction Despite Trump Pardon
A federal judge on Thursday shot down former sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to sweep his...
Staffing Crisis Prompts Raises of 25 to 30 Percent for San Diego Police
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25% and 30% to help solve a crisis of...
Michigan State Police Director Loses Pay for Facebook Post on NFL Protests
The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine