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Correctional Officer Herbert L. Briggs | Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

Correctional Officer

Herbert L. Briggs

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, February 12, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Person

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Herbert Briggs was beaten and then stabbed after being taken hostage by five inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary. The incident later became known as the Lincoln's Day Massacre.

All five inmates were shot and killed.

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Herbert L. Briggs is a 2015 recipient of the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Hnor.

Officer Mike Severance
Seattle Police Department (Retired)
April 4, 2015

 

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