Police Officer James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Police Officer James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1993

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James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Police Officer James Magill was struck and killed by a drunk driver on I-85, south of Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

He was parked on the shoulder of the highway waiting for a tow truck to impound another vehicle whose driver had just been arrested for DUI. Another vehicle suddenly crossed three lanes of traffic and struck his patrol, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

The driver who struck him had three previous DUI convictions. He was convicted of vehicular assault and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Officer Magill had served with the Gwinnett County Police Department for 10 years and was assigned to the DUI Task Force. He was survived by his parents, daughter, and son.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 225

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 13 years

drunk driver, traffic stop

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Rest in peace Officer Magill.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2019

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