Deputy Sheriff
Fred Certain
Grant County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday, September 18, 1928

Age: 38
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Panel 19W, Line 29 (2014)
Included (2014)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, September 15, 1928

Incident to Death Duration:
3 days
Incident Location:
1536 West Factory Avenue, Marion
Incident County:
Grant
Incident Township:
Franklin
Weapon Used:
Revolver
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to life
Burial Place:
Estates of Serenity, Marion

   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 subject for non-payment of $50 worth of rent when he was shot and killed.

   The man barricaded himself inside his home and opened fire on responding deputies, wounding Deputy Certain who died three days later.

   The 67-year-old suspect was subsequently convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

   Deputy Certain was survived by his wife.


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