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Officer David Warren McGuinn

Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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Reflections for Officer David Warren McGuinn

Rest In Peace David.

Detective Vincent LaPenta (Ret)

February 29, 2012

Our hearts go out to all of you. I am so sorry that someone that helped us and helped our world had to die way to soon. I know the family will always feel pain with his loss.
May all of you be reminded that all Police and their families support each other. God Bless You and your families.

Mrs. Robert L. Rogers
Mother of a police officer

February 29, 2012

I don't know you, and live in a different state so never had a chance to meet you. But any person of your bravery and courage that is lost is a blow to the good people left on earth. I hope wherever you are you are at peace and that your family knows youre watching over them with love and care.

Tiffany K.
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February 29, 2012

Rest in peace

Robert chandler 2nd
citizen Baltimore,Maryland

February 29, 2012

Not a day goes by where I dont think of you. I remember seeing you two days before. When my mom told me the news I couldn't except it. Sometimes I still can't. I get so angry and upset at times but I know that's not what you want. Because of you I'm a better person. You are more than just a father and friend, your also my hero. I love you so much. I will never forget you and all you have done, not just for me but for everyone you came in contact with. Thank you. I'll see you again in the afterlife.

Marcus G
step son

February 9, 2012

Ofc. McGuinn,

It has been almost 6 years since your passing, but the hurt still remains. Time can heal wounds but there is always a scar. I still get choked up everytime a group of new officers ask about the events surrounding your tragic death.

Strides are being made, slowly but surely, in ridding our prisons of the element that would compromise their fellow officer for personal gain. Continue to look down on us as we all pray for safety when our co-workers work those tiers, dorms, yards and other common areas.

It's not a glamorous job, it's not a job of rewards and many thanks, but it is a job that many cannot do. Once again, I applaud your example and strive to ensure that your life and death will not be in vain as so many of our colleagues also strive to do the same.

Continue to rest in peace and look over us as the battle still wages on.

Capt. S. Mundell
Md. Police & Correctional Training Commission

January 30, 2012

My prayer and hope is that this never happens again. All of us who have worked behind the fence know how dangerous and stressful it is. The fact that most never respect us enough for the price we pay daily, this fine officer paid the ultimate price. May his family and friends be at peace and know he was a hero.

Shane Dunahugh C.O.II

December 14, 2011

I will never forget you your picture hangs in my locker I see you before every shift. I will never forget you and cant wait to see you again.

C.O 2002

July 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fourth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 25, 2010

Rest in peace. . . a brave with a beautiful family! WIsh I had the opportunity to have known such a honorable soul.


May 26, 2010

You were taken from us on 7/25/06 my daughter was born on 7/26/06 I will never forget watching the news the day my daughter was born, I help train you although we did not spend time outside of the job you were a man of respect and about your business I will never forget you.

C.O since 2002

August 6, 2009

Dear: David

Just wanted you to know that you are still missed and never forgotten. I think of you many days. All the lunches you would have with all us girls in the office... May God Bless your family and may you rest in peace....


Theresa Jones
Former Property Manager

July 23, 2009

All Correctional Officers have a special place in my heart, especially the ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
RIP my brother ...

Luther Cary, Retired
DC Corrections

July 18, 2009

You will always mean the world to me. I'm soooo hurt. How could someone so precious be gone so soon? You will always be remembered. The ways you are:Unique and Sweet.You were always helpful. You will always remain. I pray,may you rest in peace. May God Bless Your Family. I Miss You.


April 13, 2009

Rest in peace, brother.


September 24, 2008

Rest in peace brother. You are not forgotten.

Cpl. J.J. Picardi #38
Galloway Township Police, NJ

July 26, 2008

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this day. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 25, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

Dear Officer McGuinn

I remember your passing and how sad I was at hearing of this. You sir are a true hero in a world of sellouts, we as a society can not afford to loose precious men and women as you. The world is a better place because of the work that you do. May your family know that there are citizens out here that are thankful for the service that you did to the citizens of the State of Maryland.

Rest in Peace Officer McGuinn

A Thankful Citizen

December 22, 2007

May god continue to bless the family and close friends.It is a pleasure to say i've worked with such a great individual.MCGUINN Continue to look upon us and keep us safe.You were sent to us for a reason but sadly it ended the way it did. Your heroic efforts will never be forgotten. You will be missed "HOMELAND".

COII I'desha Powell

December 15, 2007

May the Lord be with your family and friends at time when all they feel is sadness . This a very difficult job you have to be a strong individual to perform the duties we are expected to do on the job . I never met this young man but im sure he was a special person There are many of us that walk down his path every day and our families share your grieve.


October 6, 2007

Many have no idea of the sacrifices which are made behind stone walls. I do. With sadness in my heart I commend and thank you Officer McGuinn for your ultimate sacrifice.
God Bless you and your family

Captain David George
Maine Department Of Corrections

August 24, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer McGuinn on the anniversary of his passing. May God comfort you all. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

July 25, 2007




July 25, 2007

Rest in peace brother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers on and off the job.

Correctional Officer II
Arizona Department of Corrections

July 18, 2007

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