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Correctional Officer Gerald Peter Magee | New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico

Correctional Officer

Gerald Peter Magee

New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Sunday, August 30, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 1 year, 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Acquitted

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Correctional Officer Gerald Magee was killed after he was taken hostage inside the state prison. He was stabbed with a knife several times and beaten with blunt instruments by inmates.

Three inmates were charged with his murder. The charges were dismissed against one and the other two were acquitted.

Officer Magee had served with the New Mexico Corrections Department for 14 months.

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You've been on my mind so much recently as the 35th year of your passing nears. You touched so many lives with your kind spirit. You will always be in the depth of my heart.

Linda Azzarello
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August 27, 2016

 

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