Kenneth R. Long, 58, of Havelock, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at his home.

Kenneth R. Long, 58, of Havelock, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at his home.

Long began his law enforcement career at the Atlantic Beach Police Department before he transferred to the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office where he worked as a detective. He then transferred to the Morehead City Police Department, retiring as a captain. He began the Underwater Search and Rescue Team for both the sheriff’s office and Morehead City Police Department. He also served two terms with the Newport town council.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glad Tidings Church with Pastor Tim Marriner officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Long of the home; three daughters, Mary Kathryn Long and Jetta Long of Havelock, and Kristin R. Long of Zebulon; one son, Kenneth Reid Long Jr. of Morehead City; father, Luther Long of Zebulon; one sister, Kathy Long of Henderson; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Glad Tidings Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial cards may be sent to the family at 103 Ski Court Havelock, NC 28532.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Morehead City.