The Vermont State Police, as an organization founded in the tradition of the U.S. Marine Corps, includes an Honor Guard Team that was established to represent our department at funerals, dedications and other special and ceremonial events inside Vermont and out of state.
The Honor Guard's mission is to provide a formal unit to honor our dead as well as state dignitaries, and to appear at various events to represent the state police and the state of Vermont. Requests have been honored for special benefits and events including the Special Olympics, parades and commemorations, dedication ceremonies honoring fallen officers, and presenting the colors before sporting events, including Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots games.
The team is comprised of a color guard and casket unit.
The Honor Guard encourages families of VSP retirees who have passed away to contact the State Police Director's Office for details on how VSP can support and honor their troopers. Requests will be forwarded to the Honor Guard to assist and support the celebration of life.
To submit a request for the State Police Honor Guard, please contact Karen Carr in the Director's Office.