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Officer David Warren McGuinn | Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland


David Warren McGuinn

Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer David McGuinn was stabbed to death in the maximum-security Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, Maryland, while conducting a nightly prisoner count at 10:00 pm.

Two inmates had jimmied their cell doors and then attacked Officer McGuinn on the fourth tier as he walked past their cells. He was stabbed repeatedly in the neck, head, thighs, and back in areas not protected by his stab-vest. He was able to break free and retreated down two flights of stairs before he collapsed. Other officers immediately came to his assistance. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds one hour later.

One of the inmates was found incompetent to stand trial. On February 9, 2012, the other inmate was convicted of first degree murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Officer McGuinn had served with the Maryland State Division of Correction for two years. He is survived by his daughter and fiancee.

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A friend and I were speaking of fallen officers and your name rang out. I recall you not as an Officer but as a friend, an EMT, a father, caring man and a man of honor. I remember when you told us you were heading south to MD you were so excited. We had no idea how things would end. Rest in piece brother and renewed prayers be with your family. May GOD be with you and may his peace be upon you, in Jesus name...AMEN

Christopher Munson
Atlantic City EMS - Lt. / Galloway Twp. EMS
June 22, 2015


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