Special Agent George V. Trabing

Special Agent George V. Trabing

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, August 19, 1931

George V. Trabing

Special Agent George Trabing was accidentally shot and killed when another agent's handgun exploded after falling from the agent's coat. The agent had hung the coat up while the men dismantled a distillery in Washington state. Agent Trabing went to move the coat, and when he did the pistol fell to the ground and exploded. One of the rounds struck Agent Trabing in the kidney.

He was transported to the Naval hospital in Bremerton where he succumbed to the wound.

Agent Trabing had served in law enforcement for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter. One of his sons went on to serve as police chief of the Laramie, Wyoming, Police Department.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location Washington

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 27, 2013

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