Town Marshal Ulysses Grant McCory

Town Marshal Ulysses Grant McCory

Salem Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, August 11, 1914

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Ulysses Grant McCory

Marshal Grant McCory was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack while making his night rounds 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.

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


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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