Police Officer James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Police Officer James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1993

James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Officer Magill was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver. The accident occurred while he was waiting in his cruiser for a tow truck to tow the car of a previous drunk driver. The suspect was convicted of vehicular assault and sentenced to 13 years.

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


  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 225

Incident Details

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

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I worked at Gwinnett County Police with Chris.. I ran into him shortly before his death. We said we should get together soon off duty. It never happened.

PO2 Robert Yonker
Gwinnett County Police Department

December 15, 2016

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