Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain

Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain

Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, September 18, 1928

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Fred Certain

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.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, September 14, 1928
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Certain,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grant County.


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September 18, 2018

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