Deputy Sheriff Lilburn Henderson Trigg

Deputy Sheriff Lilburn Henderson Trigg

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1888

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Lilburn Henderson Trigg

Deputy Trigg succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier when he confronted a drunk man who was firing a revolver on Main Street in Abingdon.

When Deputy Trigg approached the man's horse, the man turned and fired down at him, fatally wounding him. The suspect attempted to flee on his horse but was shot by a bystander.

Deputy Trigg had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children. His mother died of shock several hours after Deputy Trigg was shot.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 21, 1888
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Thanks for your reflections. I am the Great Grand Daughter of Lilburn Henderson Trigg and found this site in the process of doing research on my family. Would like to hear from anyone with additional information on the Trigg family of Abingdon.

Mary Trigg Wyatt

March 17, 2016

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