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 dedication.
The mission of the Honor Guard is to never forget those who have served.
The Boise 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 America.
The Boise Police Honor Guard and the Honor Guard Quartet can be contacted through:
Corporal Mike Riley