Franklin County, Vt. Deputy Sheriff Otis J. Gross was killed in the line of duty Sept. 24, 1934.
Deputy Gross mysteriously disappeared when he went to Barre to collect $250 from a man found liable in a civil matter. The next day the deputies car was found in a wooded area east of Barre. The man who Deputy Gross was supposed to see was picked up for questioning by police in Concord, New Hampshire.