The MBTA Transit Police Department has a very active Honor Guard Unit representing the men and woman of the department. For many years the department has had many officers who performed the function of the Honor Guard.
Today’s Transit Police Honor Guard has recently gone through a transition and reorganization. A new badge has been created specifically for the unit, along with new redesigned uniforms. The badge incorporates the colors of the American Flag and the birth date of the department. The honor guard has 15 dedicated members with a sergeant in-charge and 14-patrol officers. The positions held by patrol officers are supply officers, drill instructor, a ceremonial funeral squad and 3 squads used as color guards. The unit is available for events and parades.
The MBTA Transit Police Honor Guard has been established to represent the members of the Police Department at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial occasions. It is our intention to assist all officers and their families during their time of need. The Honor Guard will promote honor, professionalism and integrity through its conduct and image at all times holding the department’s core values to the highest degree. Please forward any questions or comments to the Honor Guard Unit Commander, Lieutenant Michael Rae at mrae@MBTA.com.