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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So sad. Correctional Officer Magee you should rest in peace. How these heinous individuals can get away with murder and walk the face of this Earth is totally unexplainable. You were an honest and dignified servant.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 21, 2018

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