Ceremonial Honor Guard

Honor Guard Patch

Honor Guard Motto

"Primus Inter Pares"

Honor Guard

First among Equals

Mission of the Maine State Prison Ceremonial Honor Guard

To provide the Maine State Prison with a well-trained ceremonial detail, promoting a positive professional public image at all approved functions, to include rendering honor and performing funeral services as pall bearers or honor guard duties to deceased and honorably retired officers and staff of the Maine State Prison and the Maine Department of Corrections.

The Ceremonial Honor Guard detail is a voluntary unit consisting of 15 uniformed officers ( 2 of which will be assigned as squad leaders) and 1 Commander, who conduct training in precision formations and movements in unison as a unit depicting the esprit de corps of the Maine State Prison while dressed in distinctive uniforms.

Maine State Prison Circle of Honor Memorial Garden

Dedicated on July 15, 2009, the “Circle of Honor" Memorial Garden was officially dedicated in the presence of the Maine State Prison and Bolduc Correctional Facility staff. The memorial garden was inspired by prisoner staff who wanted to memorialize and recognize fellow employees who served the State of Maine, the Department Of Corrections and their fellow employees with honor and died while employed by the department.

Warden Merrill began the dedication ceremony with a blessing by Prison Chaplin Walter Foster.

Warden Merrill noted that this memorial was for staff by staff, and that this garden was our way of remembering our friends and fellow employees.

Former employees, family members of the deceased, as well as Commissioner Magnusson and Associate Commissioner Doughty attended the event. 

Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony