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Officer James Madison McGee, Jr. | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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James Madison McGee, Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 7, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 2482

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer James McGee was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity while attempting to make an off duty arrest at the intersection of 25th Street and Good Hope Road, SE.

He was arresting two suspects at gunpoint when uniformed units came upon scene, not knowing what was happening. Not realizing that Officer McGee was a police officer, one of the uniformed officers ordered him to drop his weapon. Officer McGee did not comply with the order and was subsequently fatally shot by the uniformed officer.

The two suspects fled on foot during the commotion but were later apprehended. Both were charged with felony murder in connection with Officer McGee's death.

Officer McGee had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Seventh District.

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The day he died he told me he was going to miss not raising his kids. I never thought it would be this real. An amazing person. RIP McGhee, we still remember you.

Angela
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March 16, 2016

 

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