Correctional Officer Gerald Peter Magee

Correctional Officer Gerald Peter Magee

New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 1981

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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You've been on my mind so much recently as the 35th year of your passing nears. You touched so many lives with your kind spirit. You will always be in the depth of my heart.

Linda Azzarello
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August 27, 2016

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