Nothing is known about McGinley's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he was an officer for the Atlanta Police Department.
Officer McGinley and his partner Officer Franco find survivor Rick Grimes on the top level of a parking garage the hospital uses to keep vehicles. Rick explains that they have some of their colleagues hostage and would like to exchange them for Beth Greene and Carol Peletier, who have been taken by the hospital. McGinley informs Lieutenant Dawn Lerner of the situation and brings Rick's group and the officers to the hospital. He joins his fellow officers during the hostage exchange and witnesses the deaths of Dawn and Beth. He remains behind at the hospital with the Dr. Steven Edwards, the patients, and the other officers. His current fate is unknown.
With the multi-year time skip, the community of survivors at Grady Memorial eventually fell and everyone was killed, including McGinley.
- Killed By
- Unknown causes
At some point, McGinley and all the other Grady Memorial residents died due to unknown causes.
This list shows the victims Officer McGinley has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies
- During a live Q&A with Gregory Nicotero hosted by Shindig.com on May 29, 2020, a user asked Nicotero about the status of the hospital survivors and Nicotero confirmed they are all dead.