Correctional Officer Herbert L. Briggs

Correctional Officer Herbert L. Briggs

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 1934

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Herbert L. Briggs

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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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Briggs,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Washington. There is other job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 12, 2024

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