Honor Guard

Specialty Units

Honor Guard

The City of Menasha Police Department fundraises and maintains its own Honor Guard.  This group of officers represents the Menasha Police Department at funerals, parades, and other special events.  The Honor Guard usually has about 10 officers in the group.  Membership is restricted to sworn members of the Department.  This group of officers is provided a special dress uniform to wear while acting as members of the Honor Guard.
 
Officers that are selected as members of the Honor Guard receive specialized training.  This training includes instruction in basic drill and ceremony that encompasses principles of marching, facing movements, and saluting.  It also involves learning protocols for casket watch, casket team, flag folding, and firing squads.  The group also does color (flag) presentations.  Our Honor Guard had the opportunity to present the colors at a Wisconsin Timber Rattler game in July of this year.
 
Unfortunately, the Honor Guard has the responsibility of attending many funerals of officers who are killed in the line of duty in the state of Wisconsin.  These events are very emotional.  Our Honor Guard attends these events to show our Department's support for the law enforcement family and most importantly the family of the officer who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
  
FUNDING
The Honor Guard utilizes fundraising in order to provide equipment for the unit and keep equipment in top notch.  If you would like to contribute to the Honor Guard or want to know when the next fundraiser for the unit is, please contact:

Lieutenant Matthew Albrecht
Honor Guard Commander
920-967-3519
 
Current Honor Guard Members:
  • Lieutenant Matthew Albrecht (Commander)
  • Investigative Lieutenant Mark Mauthe
  • SRO Amy Cook
  • SRO Ann Gollner
  • Officer Tony Edwards
  • Officer Josh Gallagher
  • Officer Chris Groeschel
  • Officer Dan Hoernke
  • Officer Joel Nelson
Honor Guard Pin
Award pin given to members of the Honor Guard
 
Below are some photos of the Honor Guard at trainings and events
 

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Menasha Police Department 
430 First Street
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952

Phone: 920-967-3500
Fax: 920-967-5145

Office Hours:
Open 24 Hours 
 

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