Frank O. Ury
Grant County Constable's Office
Saturday, September 15, 1928

Age: 74
Served: 18 years
Badge #:
Panel 45W, Line 29 (2014)
Included (2014)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, September 15, 1928
09:15 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1536 West Factory Avenue, Marion
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to life
Burial Place:
Estates of Serenity, Marion

   Constable Frank Ury was shot and killed while attempting to serve a writ of ejectment on a subject for non-payment of $50 worth of rent.

   The man barricaded himself inside his home where he shot and wounded Grant County Deputy Sheriff Fred Certain, who died three days later at Grant County Hospital.

   The 67-year-old suspect was subsequently convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

   Constable Ury was survived by his wife.

Historical Note

• Constable Ury is the second-oldest known officer killed in the line of duty in Indiana.
• This incident was one of 23 which resulted in the line of duty deaths of two officers.

The responsibilities of the Grant County Constable's Office are now under the jurisdiction of the Grant County Sheriff's Department.

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