Orlando police officer loses battle with cancer

Last Updated: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 6:51 PM EDT

An Orlando Master Police Officer passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer.

Karen Long is survived by her husband William, and two children.

Chief John Mina issued the following statement:

"The Orlando Police Department is deeply saddened by the loss of Master Police Officer Karen Long. She was a beautiful person, great mom and wife, and faithful servant and protector of this community. May our warrior rest in peace."

Karen was hired in May 2000.