The Kentwood Police Department Honor Guard is a volunteer squad of sworn members of the Department who have been trained in ceremonial activities honoring the United States, the State of Michigan, the City of Kentwood and their representatives, and, on occasion, their fallen comrades.
The Kentwood Police Department participates in the Kent County Metro Honor Guard, along with the Grand Rapids, Walker, Wyoming, and Grandville Police Departments, Kent County Sheriff’s Department, East Grand Rapids Department of Public Safety and the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department. The Kentwood Police Department Honor Guard renders appropriate honors to police officers who have lost their lives and represents the Kentwood Police Department at formal and solemn occasions.
Participation in the Honor Guard is a commitment to train in a variety of protocols ranging from posting of the colors at City functions to participating in funeral ceremonies for fallen officers. The Kentwood Honor Guard, supervised by Sergeant James Connell, consists of eight members who are highly motivated and consistently maintain high standards of conduct and display an aptitude for ceremonial duties.
Pictured L-R: Ofc. Cline, Ofc. Smith, Sgt. Connell, Ofc. Bachman, Ofc. Degrove