Constable
Frank O. Ury
Grant County Constable's Office
Friday, September 14, 1928

Age: 74
Served: 18 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 45W, Line 29
Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, September 14, 1928

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Marion
Incident County:
Grant
Incident Township:

Weapon Used:
Revolver
Suspect Info:
Sentenced to life
Burial Location:
Estates of Serenity, Marion

   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 four 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.