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Officer Wilbur E. McGee | Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada


Wilbur E. McGee

Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Friday, November 11, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1975

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Officer McGee was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for burglary of cash, a pellet gun, and a .22 caliber handgun. The officers had discovered what hotel the suspect was staying in and instructed the maid to call them when he returned. When the suspect returned the police were called and responded to the scene. The suspect initially cooperated and surrendered the pellet gun. As Officer McGee handcuffed him the suspect suddenly pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot him several times. He then stole Officer McGee's service weapon and fled, only to be apprehended later.

The suspect was convicted of Officer McGee's murder and sentenced to prison. He was paroled May 8, 1975.

Officer McGee had been with the agency for 17 months and was survived by his wife.

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