The East Moline Police Department Honor Guard was formed in 1996 and was the 1st in the history of our department. The function of the Honor Guard is to present our nation, state and city colors in parades and other memorial services. The Honor Guard is made up of 11 police officers who volunteer their time in the Honor Guard.
A police honor guard is designed to provide the department with a specially trained, formal ceremonial team to render honors, preserve tradition, and instill pride. A police honor guard accomplishes this by providing guidance and uniformity in the conduct of ceremonies and by establishing a specific sequence of events during those ceremonies.