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"Jeremiah, can I get a word? (...) Uh, in private. (...) Look, we're friends going on 30 years. You know I love this place. I love what we started. But a man's family comes first. Just gotta protect them best he knows how, and the best I know how is to leave. Now. (...) Sign of trouble? They killed eight of ours. They sawed Phil's... Hell, Otto, that could've been-- (...) All right? (...) My mind's made up. I'm sorry, Jeremiah."
—Vernon to Jeremiah and Madison.[src]

Vernon Trimbol is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. He is a resident of the Broke Jaw Ranch community, alongside his wife Kathy Trimbol and their children Mike Trimbol and Gretchen Trimbol. Vernon is also one of the four founding fathers of the community.

Pre-Apocalypse

Southern California

Vernon married Kathy and they had two children, Mike and Gretchen. He also became friends with fellow ranchers Jeremiah Otto, Phil McCarthy, and Russell Brown. At some point, the men came into conflict with residents of the Black Hat Reservation. Under Otto's direction, Vernon and the other men camped out one night and lynched three Native American juvenile delinquents. They hid the bodies to cover up their crime and were never investigated or prosecuted.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 3

Early on in the outbreak, Vernon moved his family to Otto's homestead, Broke Jaw Ranch. He Otto, McCarthy, and Brown became known as the "Founding Fathers".

"TEOTWAWKI"

Vernon is at Charlene's memorial service with his family listening to Pat talk about her daughter. After Jake delivers some remarks, Vernon is frustrated and interrupts Jake asking him what the plan is in regards to the unknown party that attacked the helicopter. When Troy interprets his father's words as payback, Vernon nods in agreement and is satisfied with the direction the Ottos are going into. The next morning, he is having breakfast with Pat as Jeremiah informs the crowd about the missing search party.

"Red Dirt"

When Madison and Troy’s team arrive, who all have bloody feet from walking without shoes. Jeremiah requests a private debrief, but Vernon insists Troy's team share their findings with everyone. Mike announces that a group of Native Americans slaughtered Phil McCarthy and the others from the outpost. Troy tries to keep everyone calm saying they can handle the situation but Mike cracks and blurts out that they're all going to die if they don't leave.

The next day, The Trimbol family load supplies onto the back of a truck. Troy guards the pantry and forbids residents from leaving the ranch with supplies. Vernon tells him that they already spoke with Jeremiah.

Vernon approaches and wants to have a word. He starts by recalling the long-lasting friendship and says his priority is his family and to protect them he will leave. Jeremiah encourages him to leave if that's what he wants. Troy asks if Mike is going, too, and Vernon says, "My family's leaving Troy!" Jeremiah says men have kids and it turns them into women.

Troy runs after the Trimbol family's RV and yells at Mike for leaving. Jake stops Troy and they fight. Jeremiah rushes in and punches Troy as a result and Madison breaks it up. The gate is opened and Vernon leaves with his family.

Jeremiah and Nick later spot one of Vernon's horses in the pasture. Madison, Nick and Jeremiah find the Trimbols' RV in the road, riddled with bullets. They find the Trimbols infected or dead, put down the infected, euthanise the part eaten horse and pile the bodies into their truck. Jeremiah tells Madison that he suspects Troy killed the Trimbols.

Death

Killed By

Troy catches up with the Trimbol's RV and attempts to talk to Mike. The situation escalates and Troy ends up killing the entire family, including Vernon.

After finding them, a zombified Vernon is shot in the head by Jeremiah.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Vernon has killed:

Appearances

Fear The Walking Dead

Season 3

Fear The Walking Dead Characters
Clark Family AliciaNicholasMadison
Manawa Family TravisChristopherElizabeth
Los Angeles CynthiaMariaPatrickAdamDouglasWilliamAmirDennisNedaHectorSusanPeterJoannaGladysMr. CruzJontiCalvinGloria
Paul R. Williams High School TobiasRussellBrandonArtMatt
L.A.P.D. GonzalesLaneHendersonFinleyRichards
Salazar Family DanielOfeliaGriselda
National Guard Compound VictorAndrewColeRichardsCastroHodgesScottMcElroyJonesJohnsonFrenchGraceBethanyShihMelvinWillimasMoyersVrakking
Catrina Island, California SethGeorgeHarryMelissaWilla
Flight 462 AlexJakeMichaelAlanTomIan
Connor's Pirates JackVidaConnorBenBreannahReed
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California SofiaJuanJavierRamonJorgeLuisCeliaThomasVazquezMiguel
La Manas Gael
Brandon's Group BrandonDerekJames
Suarez Family ElíasAngelicaBenitoSara
La Colonia LucianaReynaldoAlejandroFranciscoAnaLauraOlivieroAlonso
Los Hermanos MarcoAntonioRamiro
Rosarito Beach Hotel ElenaHectorAvaIleneAndrésOscarJessicaMrs. DiazCharles
Broke Jaw Ranch TroyChristineErinPatBobBlakeDaxKerryStanGabePaulMrs. TwomeyJakeCooperTerranceJeremiahJosephJimmieGretchenKathyVernonMikePhilMarthaRussellCharleneWillyTracy
Gonzalez Dam LolaEverardoEfraínDanteOthónJ.C.Pablito
Black Hat Reservation QaletaqaLeeMartaJoséJohnKlah
El Bazar MariaJohnnyMatarifeEddie
The Proctors JohnNineteenNineEleven
Texas JohnAltheaJuneDwightTessWesSlimRyanMollySerenaCharlesBenQuinn
Virginia MorganPaulCarolRick
Leland's Group LelandHardyBill
Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium ColeVivianDouglas
The Vultures CharlieMelvinEdgarIngridEnnis
Mississippi WendellSarahMarthaJimHank
C&L Freight Services RollieDorisLoganClaytonPurvisStevie
Camp Cackleberry DylanMaxAnnie
CRM IsabelleBeckett
Lonestar Power & Light GraceRobertMichael
The Caravan PhilippePeteDom
Temple B'nai Israel Jacob
Virginia's Pioneers VirginiaJanisTomEllenCleveKennethTerrence
Miscellaneous Survivors DianaStevenMr. MagañaMrs. Magaña
Animals Skidmark
Walkers EllenGeoffSalyanTintosJohnsonChristinaKimberly
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.
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