Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Dear McGuinn family, friends, and co workers.
I became involved with David's family when we met through MD COPS. It is a real honor to know such proud and honorable people. The courage they have shown is remarkable. They set a fine example and it is easy to see where David learned his principles. I thank you for allowing me to support you this year at Police Week. It was my honor to be with you and the Wroten's. I will continue to pray for you.
I want to thank all the wonderful people from MD COPS and all the different agencied that have supported the MD DOC. We had the unreal tragedy of losing two special officers last year. We have never been touched by tragedy and wickedness like this before. You all have taken us into your hearts and shown us love and support that we never knew existed.
Police Week was very busy and filled with mixed emotions. We could not have gotten through it all without you all from MD COPS. You are special people and I believe that God has given you a calling to serve these families. May he continue to bless you in your work.
On behalf of RCI and all of David's family and friends thank you all very much. For all that have prayed for David's family we thank you as well. These reflections are touching and comforting. Bless you all!

Captain Mark Martin
RCI, new friend

May 25, 2007

Cousin David I love you very much, and i miss you as well but i know now that your in a better place.

Rest in Peace Cousin,

Gabriel Lowe Jr.

Gabriel Lowe Jr.

April 5, 2007

Well "Homeland Security"
Your job is done they closed the whole prison down. You don't have to worry about us anymore and you can finally rest in peace. You know I was walking through the institution today and it just doesn't seem real. Everyblody is gone.Although you've been gone for months now, since July no one has ever walked down the E-4 tier and not thought or talked about how good of an officer you were. We shall always remember the reason all of us are safer now is because of the life you sacrificed. THANK YOU! JOB WELL DONE and Now may you rest in peace.

Sgt Lisa Thomas
Md House of Correction

March 20, 2007



March 20, 2007

May god bless you and your familY.

Former COI MD Div Corrections

January 21, 2007

Miss you brother. I was just sitting here rehashing old memories,and figured I would drop you a line just to say what's up dude.Thanks again for all the good times at work Deputy Dave.Talk to you soon.

Joseph F Palmer 3rd
Former CoWorker

January 17, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Officer David McGuinn,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum, a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute.

People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here. That "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find comfort as we give comfort to the families who have lost a loved one.

As we say in Hawaii, “You are`ohana.” You are family. God Bless this fallen hero. May we embrace him as one of our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one, not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace.

Officer David McGuinn, I wish you, your loved ones, your fellow officers, and friends, peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today. You HAVE NOT been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Malama o ka La`a kea (Keeper of the Light)

January 16, 2007

I remember david as a new officer very profesional
and loyal to fellow staff members and eager to learn, He was a friend to me and I and will never forget him.

CO11 David J. Soltis
Maryland House of Corrections

January 12, 2007

As a former CO and a current LEO, I know the challenges that are faced daily by CO's. Rest in peace brother, we will take it from here.

January 4, 2007

Rest In Peace.

D. Paul, Special Agent

December 22, 2006

Being a former correctional officer at the House of Corrections I would like to send my support to his family.

FTO Jorge Quesada
Pentagon Police Department

October 29, 2006

Rest in peace dear friend. In our hearts you will never be forgotten. To the family may God forever keep you.


October 26, 2006

My prayers go out to the family of Officer David McGuinn,
He is a Hero never to be forgotten.

Training Coordinator
Lehigh County Department of Corrections

October 25, 2006

To The Family and C0-Workers of Officer David Mcguinn

I am very sorry for your loss. It is a painful day when any dept of law enforcement loses a brother or sister. God Bless all of you who work in the prisons. Thankyou for keeping me SAFE while i'm on the outside. All of you are truely courageous and heroic in me eyes...

God Bless,
Phila Police Officer

Phila Cop
Philadelphia Police Dept

October 10, 2006

May You rest in the arms of Almighty God our Lord and Savior THE LORD JESUS, my prayer is may those left behind be blessed with His comfort and always know that God will be there to comfort and help in a time of much need.

Rev.Doug Mcguinn retired deputy

Chaplain Douglas McGuinn
Rutherford NC Sheriff's Office

September 24, 2006

When I first and last met officer McGuinn it was arund 11:30am he was working at MHC sally port.. I could tell right from the start that he was a do it by the book officer. the look and the words from that day still lingers inside my head. He said to me one thing you do not want to do is not question there were abouts. They will tell you one thing and mean another. from that day forward i knew he was the officer that took no crap from no one he will be surely misses.....!!!

COII Montgomery,Stephen

September 3, 2006

Officer McGuinn has given the ultimate sacrafice to the citizens of the State of Maryland and to the country. God belss him and all others who have fallen in the line of duty.

C.O. Hardbarger
Ohio Dept. of Corrections

September 1, 2006

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.


August 29, 2006

Thank you.

Maryland Citizen

August 26, 2006

I am happy to say that I shook his hand and told him that he was doing a very good job and I encouraged him to continue to so. I was amused when I was told that his nickname was "Officer Homeland security" because of his sincerity and seriousness to be his profession. His lost is an ultimate tragedy.

Captain Calvin Vincent

August 23, 2006

God bless to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer McGuinn. RIP.


August 23, 2006

Godspeed Officer McGuinn. Your life and loss will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family, friends and co-workers during this dark time.

Detective D. Thompson
Colorado Springs Police Department

August 22, 2006

Officer Mcguinn,
I know how hard you must've worked during your watch.Rest easy now.We will take from here.Many will never understand the heavy load that is the Dept.of Corrections-I do.

sister of the shield
St.John Sherifff's Office

August 16, 2006

Officer McGuinn
I would like to thank you for your tours of duty, I attended the funeral not only to represent my department(UMBPD) but also because I am a former Correctional Officer of the Maryland House of Corrections.
To the family, friends, and fellow Correctional Officers I give you my deepest condolences, and may God Blees you all.

Sgt. Harold Pitts
(UMBPD)University of Maryland at Baltimore Police Department

August 16, 2006

Dr. Tracey Brown sent this poem to me to share with the officers of the Maryland House of Correction.

To the officers at the MD. House of Correction
My hat goes off to you.
For few have the commitment
To do the job you choose to do.

Everyday you come to work,
You are faced with ridicule and scorn.
Because it is your job to protect and maintain
Those whose lives are bitter and forlorn.

There are a lot of thankless ones
Who curse and disrespect you to your face.
They seem to lack the knowledge
You didn't put thaem in this place.

You have to have the skills of a nurse
To handle drunks and those with DT's too.
You have to have the wisdom of a counselor
To the lost souls who confide in you.

You have to have the patience of Job
For those that try you like a child.
Sometimes you must posses the strength of Sampson
For the occasional ones that go wild.

You have to be a peacemaker
When things get out of hand,
And put situations on rational terms,
For those who do not understand.

So take pride in a job well done
Although I really suspect.
The job is more of a commitment,
That deserves a lot of respect.

Written by Dr. Tracey Brown

Sgt. Lisa Thomas
Md House of Correction

August 14, 2006

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