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Correction Counselor Kevin P. McGuire | Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Correction Counselor

Kevin P. McGuire

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 31, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 8 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 8 years

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Correction Counselor Kevin McGuire was killed in an automobile accident while transporting prisoners from the Urbana Community Correctional Center to off-site job locations. His department vehicle was struck from behind by a drunken driver.

The inmates, all of whom suffered extensive injuries, credited Correction Counselor McGuire's actions in attempting to avoid the accident for saving their lives. The driver of the truck was convicted of reckless homicide and received an eight-year sentence.

Correction Counselor McGuire had served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for 8½ years. He was survived by a son and daughter.

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Rest in Peace, Correctional Counselor McGuire. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
June 3, 2012

 

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