Maine State Prison Ceremonial Honor Guard
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.
Tuesday July 15, 2009 - Maine State Prison Memorial Garden Dedicated
The hard work of many Maine State Prison and Bolduc Correctional Facility staff came to a ceremonial conclusion when the MSP Circle of Honor Memorial garden was officially dedicated.
Warden Merrill began the 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. More about the Memorial Garden...
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First among Equals
- Corrections Officers Memorial - this link will take you to a web site created by a New York State Officer to honor all correctional officers and employees killed in the line of duty.
- National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund
- This is a private, not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.