The Arlington Police Honor Guard is made up of officers from the Arlington Police Department. We represent our department, the law enforcement profession and the City of Arlington at various special events. The Arlington Honor Guard strives toward perfection in the presentation and display of The Colors of the State of Washington, and the United States of America. In 2005, a Ceremonial Honor Guard Unit was established for the Arlington Police Department.
The Arlington Honor Guard is designed to provide the department with a specially trained ceremonial team to render honors instill pride, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit-de-Corps.
The Honor Guard’s purpose is to represent the Arlington Police Department at funerals and other ceremonial events with the highest honor, respect, and integrity. It is our intention to be ambassadors of good will, not only to officers, but also to their families. Three of our guiding principles are to assist all officers and their families in their time of need, to extend pride in our chose profession, and to display to the community our allegiance to our flag. The Honor Guard attends special events to offer support and a sense of brotherhood to family, friends, and to our profession. It is our goal to set a positive image to our community in which we serve. The Honor Guard is made up of highly trained and motivated officers who are dedicated to this purpose. The pride we hold for this unit is illustrated by our uniforms and our carefully choreographed movements.
Honor Guard events are assigned at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Events include, but are not limited to, funerals for fallen officers, funerals for retired police personnel, funerals for outside agency personnel, presentation of colors, parades, educational events, and various ceremonies, all of which are approved by the Chief of Police or his designee.