The Hingham Police honor Guard was established more than 30 years ago and is comprised of 10 members from the patrol division of the Hingham Police Department. Currently there are 3 Lieutenants 1 Sergeant and 6 Patrolmen.
The honor guard serves as the ceremonial unit for the Department, we march in parades, conduct funerals for Officers and their family members, attend wakes and funerals for area officers killed in the line of duty, and attend other functions as directed by the Chief of Police.
The Honor Guard has participated in National Police Week each May since 2001, to honor fallen police officers that have died in the line of duty. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.