Correction Counselor Kevin P. McGuire

Correction Counselor Kevin P. McGuire

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 1996

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Kevin P. McGuire

Correction Counselor Kevin McGuire was killed in an automobile crash while transporting five prisoners from the Urbana Community Correctional Center to off-site job locations.

His department van was struck from behind by a drunk driver on Cunningham Avenue, near I-74, in Urbana.

The inmates, all of whom suffered extensive injuries, credited Correction Counselor McGuire's actions in attempting to avoid the crash for saving their lives. The 25-year-old 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 11 years. He was survived by a son and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 8 years

drunk driver, prisoner custody, transport

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Correction Counselor McGuire, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2019

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