Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Constable Frank Ury was shot and killed while attempting to serve a writ of ejectment on a subject for non-payment of $50 worth of rent.
The 67-year-old man then barricaded himself inside his home where he shot and wounded Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain, who died three days later. He was subsequently convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Constable Ury was survived by his wife. He is the second-oldest known law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Indiana.
The responsibilities of the Grant County Constable's Office are now under the jurisdiction of the Grant County Sheriff's Department.