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

Age: 38
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 19W, Line 29

Incident Details

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

Incident to Death Duration:
4 days
Incident Location:
Incident County:
Incident Township:

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

   Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain died from gunshot wounds suffered four days earlier while attempting to arrest a subject who had killed Grant County Constable Frank Ury earlier in the day.

   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.