Captain
Malcolm E. Grass
Hancock County Sheriff's Department
Thursday, May 8, 1986

Age: 43
Served: 14 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 64E, Line 15
Panel L3, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, May 8, 1986
12:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
2980 North State Street, Greenfield
Incident County:
Hancock
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
.357-caliber handgun
Suspect Info:
Died in prison
Burial Location:
McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson

   Captain Malcolm Grass was shot and killed while assisting the FBI with an extortion case.

   The officers and agents confronted the suspect at the Interstate Amoco near Greenfield. As they attempted to arrest the man he produced a .357-caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Captain Grass in the head.

   The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. In 1992, the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the conviction, but overturned his death sentence which resulted in a resentencing to 60 years in prison. The offender died while serving his sentence in January 2015.

   Captain Grass was survived by his wife and two sons.