Captain Malcolm E. Grass

Captain Malcolm E. Grass

Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, May 8, 1986

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Malcolm E. Grass

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

The officers and agents confronted the suspect at a local gas station 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's application for executive clemency made in June 2007 was denied by the governor.

Captain Grass had served with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 60 years

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I am a retired Council Bluffs,Iowa Fire Captain.many years ago I attended an Arson Detection and Investigation Class at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg,Maryland with Sheriff Malcom and his Chief Deputy.what an experience,great fun during and after class,sightseeing trips to Gettysburg and Harpers Ferry and around.the evening menu was posted in the Dining Hall and if it was’something exotic or “unpronounceable”,just be by Malcom’s Squad Car in the parking lot,
and you would soon be on your way to the Lincoln Cafe in Gettysburg!
I got to know him as a Friend during that 2 week period.over the years i thought about those times and wondered how he was doing.I was saddened to read on line about that tragic event.He is still my Friend and in my thoughts,so he was the type of man that obviously leaves impressions on people,not many do.Rest In Peace my Friend

Retired Fire Captain
Fellow Student and Friend

June 14, 2021

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