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

Add to My Heroes

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 (Inadvertent)
  • Location Washington

Most Recent Reflection

View all 4 Reflections

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

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

August 19, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.