Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1993

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer James Christopher Magill, Sr.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and remember your sweet smile. It is so hard to believe you have been gone for 13 years. You were so special to me. I miss you and will always keep you close in my heart.

Denise (Cameron) Garner

PO II D. Garner
Friend

June 29, 2006

A man so remembered never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.

May 23, 2006

I AM NOW 32 YEARS OLD WITH A FAMILY OF MY OWN, A WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTERS. I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I MET CHRIS. I WAS RIDING WITH MY PARENTS IN SUMMIT CHASE OFF OF HWY 78 IN SNELLVILLE. A DRUNK DRIVER HIT US HEAD ON IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I WAS YOUNG, SCARED TO DEATH, CRYING. CHRIS WORKED THE ACCIDENT. HE COMFORTED ME, AND ASSURED I WOULD BE ALRIGHT. AT THE TIME I WANTED TO BE A FIREFIGHTER. AFTER THAT ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIS, I WANTED MORE THAN ANYTHING TO BE A POLICE OFFICER. AFTER YEARS OF TRYING I BECAME AN OFFICER. I STILL REMEMBER HOW CHRIS HELPED ME ON THAT DAY, AND I TRY TO HELP OTHERS AS CHRIS HELPED ME. I DID NOT KNOW HIM ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, BUT HIS EFFECT ON ME WILL LAST A LIFE TIME. THANK YOU CHRIS FOR ALL YOU DID! YOU ARE MISSED......NOT FORGOTTEN.

DEPUTY SHERIFF J.ERIC JARVIS
WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

September 30, 2004

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 23, 2004

To Those near and dear to Officer Chris Magill,

Chris's death was news to me when I was looking through the officers' memorials. I remember Chris as a Snellville (GA) Police Officer when I worked part time there while at the same time serving on the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

I remember when Chris had a close call while on the Snellville Department when a mental subject nearly shot him while he was on patrol and stopped the subject for questioning. Then, not long ago I learned of his tragic death by an intoxicated driver. I remember Chris as a dedicated law enforcement officer who loved God, his family and his community. Our loss here is heaven's gain.

My continued prayers go up for all of you.

Jack H. Lanier, Jr.
Chaplain/Officer Longview (TX) Police Department
Currently, Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
called to active duty for the "War on Terror"
Formerly of the Gwinnett County Fire Department and the Snellville Police Department

Chaplain/Officer
Longview Police department (TX)

Chris, You are not forgotten my friend. I recently visited the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC and went to your name on the wall. I could feel your presence while I stood there and remembered all the good times we shared. I can still remember the last time I saw you alive......providing back-up to me after a brief car chase. I never knew you were there until I turned around and saw you. Thank you Chris, I miss you brother.........

Much Love,
Chuck

POII Chuck Spurlin #237
Gwinnett Co. PD

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.