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Honor Guard

“Those Who Went Before”

The Traverse City Police Honor Guard is comprised of seven officers who have Honor Guard committed themselves to the time and training required for the specialized duties.  They are highly respected for their attention to detail and precision in representing the Department.  Every member of the unit is a graduate of the nationally recognized DFL/Goshen Police Honor Guard Training Camp. The unit has grown from an informal group of officers to a well-equipped and trained Honor Guard Unit that is frequently called upon to represent the Traverse City Police Department.

The Honor Guard regularly participates in many community events such as the National Cherry Festival, Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, Memorial services for 9/11, National Day of Prayer, and Flag Day at the Elks Lodge.  The Honor Guard also presents the National Colors at local high school and professional sporting events.

The most important function that the Honor Guard performs is the attendance and paying respect to the families and communities of officers who lose their lives in the line-of-duty, and paying tribute to the deaths of retired Traverse City Police Officers and their families.

To inquire as to the availability of the Honor Guard for a funeral or community function, please contact Chief O’Brien at (231) 995-5150 or email at

This page last updated on 5/5/2020.