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Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain | Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff

Fred Certain

Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 18, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/14/1928

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier while attempting to arrest to the man who had murdered Grant County Constable Frank Ury earlier in the day.

Constable Ury was attempting to serve a subpoena on a man for non-payment of rent when he was shot and killed. The subject then barricaded himself inside of his home and opened fire on responding deputies, fatally wounding Deputy Certain.

Deputy Certain had served with the Grant County Sheriff's Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.

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Constable Frank O. Ury
Grant County Constable's Office, Indiana
End of Watch: Friday, September 14, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Sheriff Certain,
On today, the 89th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Grant County.


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September 18, 2017


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