Deputy Sheriff Otis J. Gross

Deputy Sheriff Otis J. Gross

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Vermont

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 1934

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Otis J. Gross

Deputy Sheriff Otis Gross mysteriously disappeared when he went to Barre to collect $250 from a man found liable in a civil matter.

His car was found abandoned in a wooded area off of the Barre-Woodsville Highway east of Barre the following day. The man who Deputy Gross was supposed to see was picked up for questioning by police in Concord, New Hampshire. While he was being transported to the police department he suddenly drew a gun and shot and killed himself. Deputy Gross' body was found two days later in an abandoned shack in East Brookfield, 12 miles from Barre. He had been shot to death.


  • Age 64
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

civil papers

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 24, 2020

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