Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain died from gunshot wounds suffered three days earlier while attempting to arrest a subject who had earlier killed Grant County Constable Frank Ury.
Constable Ury was attempting to serve a writ of ejectment on a man for non-payment of $50 worth of rent when he was shot and killed. The 67-year-old man then barricaded himself inside his home and opened fire on responding deputies, fatally wounding Deputy Certain. He was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Deputy Certain was survived by his wife.