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Sgt. Larry Pinkerton: Everything About The Ex-Cop And Detective Extraordinaire

Sgt. Larry Pinkerton is a retired police officer who worked for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida. He specialized in sex crimes and was instrumental in capturing serial killer Bobby Joe Long in 1984, thanks to the testimony of Lisa McVey, a 17-year-old girl who survived Long's abduction and rape.


Sgt. Larry Pinkerton's Bio:

Sgt. Larry Pinkerton's Bio
Sgt. Larry Pinkerton.
Retired police officer.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
Sex crimes.
Notable Case: 

Capturing serial killer and rapist Bobby Joe Long in 1984.

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Sgt. Larry Pinkerton's Career: The Lisa McVey Case

Source: FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Sgt. Larry Pinkerton stood among the few detectives who lent a compassionate ear to Lisa McVey's harrowing tale of abduction and assault, woven around a red Dodge Magnum. He absorbed her narrative, absorbing every nuance—the apartment layout, bathroom articles, the distant train's rumble. Remarkably, he noticed the telltale trace of her on a mirror, strands of hair beneath a bed—a determined effort to mark her ordeal.

Diligently, Sgt. Pinkerton pursued her leads, tracing the captive's location and linking the car's description to Bobby Joe Long, a suspected serial killer preying on women in Tampa Bay. Armed with a warrant, he apprehended Long on November 16, 1984. Long's confession followed—a grim tally of 10 murders and over 50 sexual assaults. Sgt. Pinkerton stepped onto the trial stand, a pivotal cog in securing Long's conviction and death sentence. 

Source: Netflix

The true story of Lisa McVey's abduction and escape from Bobby Joe Long, and how she helped Sgt. Larry Pinkerton catch him was adapted into the 2018 documentary  "Believe Me: The Kidnapping of Lisa McVey", also known as "Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey". Actor David James Elliott  portray Sgt. Larry Pinkerton in the adaptation.

Lisa McVey became a deputy in the Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office, which is the same office that captured killer Bobby Joe Long. She has remained friends with Larry Pinkerton. 

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