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"The best way to fight an enemy is head on- and out in the open."
Thursday September 8, 2011
Wichita Police said the man found dead at his home
Wednesday morning was a local banker. Sixty one-year-old
Timothy McGuigan was found dead by his son early
Wednesday in the 2500 block of North Woodridge, near
21st and 127th Street East. McGuigan was the senior vice
president at Wichita's Kansas State Bank.
McGuigan was shot several times with a small caliber
handgun, according to Lt. Ken Landwehr.
Landwehr also reported that McGuigan's coworkers called
his son when he didn't show up for work Wednesday
morning. When McGuigan's son went to the home, he found
his father dead inside the front room.
"We do not believe that robbery is the motive of this
crime," Landwehr said. "There was no forced entry into
the residence and there appears to be no sign of a
McGuigan's son reported to police that the front door of
the residence was also locked, according to Landwehr.
Police said they do not have any suspects or leads at
this time and are asking for anybody in the neighborhood
to report anything suspicious they may have seen by
calling Crimestoppers at (316) 267-2111.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Wichita Police are investigating how and why a 61-year-
old man was found dead inside his home.
The man was found inside his home in the 2500 block of N
Woodridge St. around 10:15 Wednesday morning.
The man's son found him dead, with at least one gunshot
"He was supposed to meet his father this morning for
breakfast, and didn't show, so he came over to the
house. He had a key and came inside and found him and
called us," said Sgt. Bruce Watts, Wichita Police.
Wichita Police keeping a tight lip as to what the home
looked like inside when they arrived, but did say they
did not find any kind of suicide note or a weapon near
For residents who live in the quiet, quaint
neighborhood, hearing a suspicious death is being
investigated doors away is something they say they
cannot wrap their brains around.
"I've been here four years, and this is the biggest
thing that has ever happened," said Shelley Lappin,
"We were definitely surprised to find out something like
that happened in this neighborhood. It seems like a
pretty safe neighborhood. That's one of the reasons we
picked it, so it's definitely surprising to hear that,"
said Libby Pearson, neighbor.
"Having two little ones at home, it makes me fear for
their safety, when something like this happens so close
to home," said Teresa Christner, neighbor.
The death remains under investigation.
Remembering Tim McGuigan
Sep 9, 2011, 11:02am CDT Updated: Nov 6, 2012, 12:01pm CST
Wichita lost a longtime commercial lender this week.
Tim McGuigan, senior vice president of Kansas State Bank, was found dead
Wednesday morning by Wichita police in his east-side home. He had been shot
Police are investigating McGuigan’s death as a homicide. KAKE News has more
information about the investigation.
McGuigan was the face of Kansas State Bank’s Wichita operation since the
Manhattan institution opened its local branch in 2007 at Kellogg and Maize Road.
Before that, he spent a decade at Southwest National Bank and is a one-time Bank
“Tim certainly was very committed to his customers and to Wichita,” says Mike
Daniels, president of Kansas State Bank. He adds, “Everybody at Kansas State
Bank is very saddened with Tim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his
family and friends.”
McGuigan was known for his outgoing personality.
One of the last big loan deals he put together was on a new senior housing
project just up the street from his branch office. Developer Matt Lillie says he
got to know McGuigan well as the $11 million financing package was being put
together. He talked to McGuigan as recently as last Thursday.
“He’s just the nicest guy to meet. You say that about people, but it’s the
honest-to-God truth,” Lillie says. “He just made sure we got the deal done. Any
time I talked to him, it was, ‘How you doing, what’s going on in your life?’
Just very gracious.”
McGuigan also was a very valuable source for this publication about the banking
industry. You’ll see him quoted in our Commercial Lending Focus section inside
Crime Stoppers renews request for help in banker Tim McGuigan’s slaying
Sep 19, 2013, 11:28am CDT
Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is renewing its request for the
public’s help in solving the 2011 slaying of Wichita banker Tim McGuigan.
McGuigan was a senior vice president at Kansas State Bank at the time of his
death. He was found shot to death in his northeast Wichita home on Sept. 7,
In October, Crime Stoppers, with the Wichita Police Department, established a
supplemental reward fund to encourage anyone with information about the crime to
step forward anonymously and help solve the case.
Family and friends of McGuigan last fall donated $23,850 to be paid to the
person who anonymously provided information that resulted in the arrest of the
person or persons involved in the crime, says Gordon Bassham, spokesperson for
the Wichita Police Department. Crime Stoppers itself would add as much as $1,000
to that total.
Bassham said Crime Stoppers committed to the donors — who include McGuigan
family members, the Wichita Wagonmasters and friends of McGuigan’s — that it
would review the case before Nov. 1, 2013. After that, each donor will have the
option of leaving their reward funds on deposit with Crime Stoppers, donating
the funds to Crime Stoppers or having the money returned.
Anyone with information about the murder or any felony is urged to contact Crime
Stoppers anonymously, either by phone at 316-267-2111, via a text message
beginning “TIP217” to the number 274637 (“CRIMES”) or via Crime Stoppers’
John Stearns covers real estate, development and banking.
Friends, family remember slain banker: 'None of it makes sense'
BY FRED MANN AND TIM POTTER
09/09/2011 12:00 AM
| Updated: 08/05/2014 9:38 PM
Friends say Timothy McGuigan was the last person you'd expect to die the way he
"There are 10 of us here who knew Tim, and we all just stand and look at each
other. We're just dumbfounded," said Tom Page, CEO of Emprise Bank. "I've never
known anybody who didn't like Tim."
McGuigan, 61-year-old senior vice president at Kansas State Bank, was found shot
to death at his home in northeast Wichita shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Police have said there was no clear motive for the shooting. There was no sign
of forced entry at his house in the 2500 block of North Woodridge, no sign of a
struggle, and no indication any property or valuables had been taken, they said.
McGuigan's son found him when he went to check on his father. McGuigan was
His friends describe McGuigan as an excellent banker, a strong advocate for his
clients, a pleasure to work with, a huge Wichita State Shocker fan, and a man
with many friends who above all else loved his children.
"If you knew him, your heart would be breaking today, as well," said Dave Dahl,
a Wichita attorney and long-time WSU basketball broadcaster who coached youth
teams with McGuigan.
McGuigan's 31-year-old daughter, Megan McGuigan, said she remembers that every
time she went with her father to the grocery store, often the Dillons at 13th
and Woodlawn, he would run into people he knew. He always stopped to talk.
He was "like a mayor," she said.
She was younger then and thought it was kind of annoying that he would always
stop and chat.
But now, she said, "I am proud ... that he knew that many people."
And, she said, "There is one story that I like to share: My dad loved sweets."
That was illustrated about 10 or 11 years ago, when she came home from college
with friends. One of their cell-phones began ringing. Her father mistook the
ring for the sound of an ice cream truck, "and he booked it outside."
They had to tell him it was a cellphone.
Her father loved going to Freddy's Frozen Custard.
He loved playing golf, too, but he "wasn't very good at it," she said.
She spoke with him about a week before he died, and he was excited about
upcoming home projects. He was planning a trip to Ireland in October.
"None of it makes sense," she said.
Dahl said he and McGuigan met 25 years ago at T-ball practices and decided to
join forces to coach their sons' youth basketball and baseball teams, which they
did for 11 years.
"In all that time, I never heard him yell at a child. He was always
encouraging," Dahl said. "He had high expectations of them. Reasonable, but
high. But if you ask any of the hundreds of kids we coached, Tim was a like a
second father to them."
"We spent thousands of hours together because of sports. Almost every time we
visited, the conversation was steered to his children and to my children. I
can't imagine a parent loving his kids any more than he loved his kids."
McGuigan attended almost all Shocker basketball and baseball games and a lot of
the volleyball matches, as well, Dahl said. He went to many road games, even
driving to Northern Iowa in the middle of winter for basketball.
"He was not a fair-weather fan. I don't care what the record was, he was there,"
Dahl said. "I never heard him ever say anything bad about a player or a coach."
McGuigan also had a dry sense of humor, friends said.
"He was not the stereotypical, sour-faced banker," said Jim Faith, Wichita
president of Sunflower Bank.
"He was not real outgoing in the classic sense, but he was well-known in the
business and real estate communities. People sought him out for counsel and
advice," Faith said.
David Harris, president and CEO of RelianzBank, said McGuigan's dry wit could
emerge at any moment, whether in meetings with clients or during private chats.
"Sometimes you'd be talking business with him and he might shift over to
something very humorous, and it might take a moment to catch on," Harris said.
Tom McGrath, senior vice president of commercial banking at Emprise Bank,
recalled receiving funny voice messages and e-mails from McGuigan.
"He was just a solid, solid guy. He loved his family and kids. This is all quite
a shock," McGrath said.
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