The Independence Police Honor Guard is a ceremonial unit, composed ofvolunteers from a policing agency. The volunteers are highly motivatedindividuals who maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance and conductand show aptitude for ceremonial duty. The primary role for honor guards is to provide funeral honors for fallen comrades. An honor guard team also serves as 'Guardian of the Colors' by displaying and escorting the national flag during ceremonial occasions.
The Independence Police Honor Guard are trained in protocol and upkeep of equipment and uniform. The Honor Guard team is called to duty by the Chief for parades and ceremonial events. The Independence Police Honor Guard's mainrole is to provide funeral honors for their fellow police officers, department employees, and department family members. These officers take pride in their duties to serve when necessary.