Correctional Officer Gerald Peter Magee

Correctional Officer Gerald Peter Magee

New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 1981

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Gerald Peter Magee

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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Acquitted

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Officer Magee,
On today, on today the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Mexico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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August 30, 2021

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