The Boise Police
Department Honor Guard has been established to represent
the Boise Police Department and the citizens of Boise
at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial occasions.
It is our intention to assist all officers and their families
during their time of duress. We are dedicated to those who
have served before us with great sacrifice and commitment to the
safety and protection of the City of Boise.
The Honor Guard was formed in 2003 as a
twelve-member unit and is recognized as the representative memorial
unit of the Boise Police Department. The Honor Guard portrays
a uniform, professional image when representing the Police
Department in an official capacity during public functions, and
when honoring members of the Law Enforcement community and their
families who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Honor Guard participates as a Color
Guard in special retirement, and promotional ceremonies, as
well as other community events by request. The
Boise Police Honor Guard's most important function is participating
in ceremonies honoring our fallen comrades which can include a
Casket Watch, acting as pallbearers, and presenting a fallen
officers family with a folded flag. The Honor Guard
works to help bring the humanism of Police work and the losses
involved to the forefront of the communities' attention. It
is also committed to representing the Boise Police Department, the
City of Boise, and the State of Idaho with pride and
The mission of the Honor Guard is to never forget
those who have served.
Police Honor Guard Quartet.
In 2006 three singers from the unit, Corporal Mike Riley,
Officer Casey Hancuff and Officer Jered Bish started singing "The
Star Spangled Banner" at dozens of events across the state of
Idaho. The group became a quartet with the addition of Lt. Ron
Winegar in October 2008, and now features a richer, fuller sound in
its performances. By performing completely a cappella with
reverence, honor and military-like precision, the quartet's focus
in singing "The Star Spangled Banner" is to awaken in the hearts of
those who hear them a sense of patriotism and pride in
The Boise Police Honor Guard and the Honor Guard Quartet can be
Corporal Mike Riley