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

As one of your Feild Training Officers I never knew this day would come. But one thing I did know is that you would be one of the best M.H.C. would have. It hurts everytime I walk into that place just to know that you gave the ultimate sacrifice. Your death will not be in vain.

Sgt. Lisa Thomas
MD House Of Correction

August 12, 2006

It is saddening to hear the loss of a fellow officer. I attended the funeral on behalf of the Delaware Department of Corrections and it brought some comfort to me to see so many law enforcement brothers and sisters come together for one cause from so many areas. He will never be forgotten.

Lt Orlando DeJesus
Delaware Department of Corrections / CERT

August 10, 2006

My heart goes out to Officer McGuinns family and friends. He has made the ultimate sacrifice and the citizens of Maryland should be proud of him. We are all saddened by this loss and are grateful for his service.

C/O Deuel
Idaho Department of Corrections

C/O Deuel
Idaho Department of Corrections

August 8, 2006

I am deeply saddened at the ultimate sacrifice you have made for public safety. I wish only that the anguish your family has endured will deminish with time. God Bless your family!

Sgt. K. Whittington
SCDC, Training Coordinator

August 8, 2006

I give my deepest condolences .Thank you the McGuinn family for leting us now David he's in God's hands

Senior Correction Officer J Flores
New Jersey Department Of Corrections

August 8, 2006

Sir, may God bless your family and friends in their time of need. He will give them strength.

Friends of Larry R Cox EOW 4/21/05
Chillicothe Ohio Police Department

August 8, 2006

My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer McGuinn. God Bless You All!

Nadine Charles
sister of Edward Odell Fite EOW 11/27/05

August 6, 2006

The Badge

It is polished and shiny and looks so fine.
Once you earn it you have to tow the line.
The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.
It means honesty, integrity, and fairness to all.
Your life is never your own, but at the publics call.
Night or day, any hour, it makes you a mark.
It doesn't protect you from a shot in the dark.
Over the years the shine starts to fade,
but brighter still is the man its made.
It is often what separates you from the crowd.
It is a second family of which you are proud.
So now comes your time, you can't be denied.
When you pin on your badge, wear it with pride
The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.

....unknown author

RIP Brother


August 6, 2006

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and co-workers to this fine officer who has paid the ulitimate price in keeping thier community safe and protecting those they serve.

May he rest in peace

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile probation Officer

Douglas W. Bennett
Ky Dept. of Juvnile Justice

August 6, 2006

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

August 6, 2006



August 6, 2006

David, Rest in peace. I will say a pray for you and your family.

Officer RM Taylor
FCI Terminal Island

August 6, 2006

David, Rest in peace. I will say a pray for you and your family.

RM Taylor
FCI Terminal Island

August 6, 2006

This officer was a true hero with a very friendly spirit, who made the ultimate sacrifice. My condolences go out to the McGuinn family. May GOD Bless you all and release his angels to hold and comfort you through your lost, "forever".

Sgt. B. E. Williams
(JCI) formerly known as (Maryland House of Correction/ Annex)

August 5, 2006

Officer McGuinn,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Maryland. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Correctional Officer.



August 5, 2006

It is the greatest gift that should never be given,one who
not for personal gain takes on such a mission and completes
it in the prescribed manner.While others just go through the motions.The gift you gave is left for all of us and I
doubt that we deserve it. But you unselfishly gave it and we are blessed for your sacrifice. God sent you. Godspeed to your family and friends.

Lt.Robert R.Edwards
Maryland Division Of Pretrial and Detention

August 5, 2006

God bless the family and friends of this fallen hero. My prayers are with you. Rest in peace, David.

Andrew - Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police

August 5, 2006

as a correctional officer we know the risks we take every day. but we never hope that something like this will ever happen to us. thank you for your tour of duty!! may god bless you and your family.


August 4, 2006

Another Brother has fallen in the strugle between good and evil. Those that took your life could never hope to equal it. It takes a special breed of person to work behind "The Wall" And nobody understands that better than your Brother officers. You have left us now Officer McGuinn, but those of us left behind will not forget your sacrifice.

---Greater love has no man than this, that he would lay down his life for his brother...

Rest in Peace now brother, we have the watch.

C/O Brian K. Yount (CERT)
St. Mary's Co Sheriffs Office

August 4, 2006

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiates 3, 1-8.

Brother McGuinn, you have shared your life with us and blessed us with a powerful teaching (written above). I will continue to pray that the legacy that you left the world will always comfort your family, friends, and your brothers and sisters of law enforcement.

Detective Anthony Hart
DPSCS Internal Investigative Unit

August 4, 2006

To the family,

Since that day (July 25, 2006) I have prayed daily and continue to pray in hopes that Officer McGuinn's death did not happen in vain. Most of us understand that everyone must go at a time when only God deems necessary however, it is very disheartening when that time comes to one of our own 'in blue'.
After attending the funeral it was comforting to me to know that your family are believers. Saying that, please find peace and comfort in the One who can provide the ultimate Peace and Comfort for you and yours.
We will never forget the sacrifice made for those of us who still serve for Public Safety.

Lt. Francine Davis
Division of Pretrial Detention and Services

August 4, 2006

god bless you and may god grant you peace


August 4, 2006

May GOD continue to Bless your family. REST IN PEACE Brother in Blue you will never be forgotten.

Lt. Francine Davis
MD Correctional Adjustment Ctr

August 4, 2006

May God bless your family and friends. We will always remember you and hold you in our hearts and minds. I will continue to pray for your children. REST IN PEACE BROTHER IN BLUE...

Lt. Francine Davis
MD. Correctional Adjustment Ctr.

August 4, 2006

To Officer McGuinn's family. My deapest heartfelt sympathy reaches out to you. This is a little poem that may not seem to have a lot of words but it's what I think evertime my love leaves for work. I worry for my own as much as I do for all of them.

I see him off to start his shift and spend the night wondering how he is. I worry that he might not be home in the morning, when the phone does not ring to tell me he's comming. He's doing what he loves to protect you and me, he has done his job and now if free. But my heart is still full of greif and dispare, it's just not the same not having him here. My hope is that he knows how much he is loved, and how his life has touched all of us.

May he rest in piece
Eastern Shore Maryland

Significant other

August 3, 2006

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