Trooper J. C. Magar

Trooper J. C. Magar

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, June 29, 1975

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J. C. Magar

Trooper Magar was shot and killed after being abducted at gunpoint. He had stopped to assist a disabled motorist on US 271 and had given the couple a ride to the Hugo Police Department so they could call for assistance. While the man called for help Trooper Magar was talking to the dispatcher about a call he had gone on earlier.

The man then came back into the police station, grabbed Trooper Magar's weapon, and demanded a ride to the airport. As they approached his cruiser Trooper Magar noticed several city and county officers standing at the corner of the building. As he attempted to run for cover the suspect shot at him, striking him in the side. The suspect then ran across the street and committed suicide. Trooper Magar was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Magar had been with the agency for five years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 146

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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OHP is very special to my wife Debra and myself. Her Uncle the Late JC Magar was a fine man and Debra admired him greatly. Hats off to all our OK Troopers.

john / Debra Bowman
Family of JC Magar

March 16, 2021

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