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

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Seattle Police Department (Retired)

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