Constable Peter Magdic
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Sunday, November 18, 2001
Tour of Duty: 11 months
Badge Number: 48139
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Sunday, November 18, 2001
Incident Location: Manitoba
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Constable Peter Magdic was stationed at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was killed when his truck rolled into a ditch on a highway south of the city. Police say the accident happened on Highway 240 approximately 12 kilometres south of Portage.
Constable Magdic, was returning from a routine call on Long Plain First Nation when his northbound Chevrolet Tahoe police truck went off the east side of a curve in the road and rolled. The police vehicle was destroyed in the accident. There were no witnesses to the accident, police believe it happened shortly after 8 p.m. Constable Magdic notified dispatch he was clear of the Long Plain call at 7:50 p.m. At 8:05 p.m., a passerby notified police of the accident using Magdic's hand-held radio.
Constable Magdic became an RCMP constable in December of 2000. His first posting was at the Portage detachment. At the time of the accident, he was assigned to rural patrol duties. "He was a junior member. "A lot of members were getting to know him. He was a pretty easy going guy. "His family was very proud that he was a member."
He had served with the agency for 11 months and is survived by his parents, and 2 brothers.