Town Marshal
Ulysses Grant McCory
Salem Police Department
Tuesday, August 11, 1914

Age: 43
Served:
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, August 11, 1914
12:10 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Public Square, Salem
Incident County:
Washington
Incident Township:
Washington
Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Acquitted
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem

   Town Marshal Grant McCory was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack while making his night rounds in the southwest corner of the public square.

   A few minutes after midnight, Marshal McCory was in front of the Independent Order of Red Mens' building when a subject shot him in the back of the head, killing him instantly.

   The man surrendered a short time later to the sheriff claiming self-defense. The offender was twice indicted by the grand jury for first-degree murder, but he was acquitted after a second trial by a jury on November 20, 1915.

   Town Marshal McCory was survived by his wife, two daughters, granddaughter, four sisters and two brothers.

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This officer, discovered in 2010, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Salem Police Department.

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