Thursday, November 18, 2021

Westland Police Honor Guard fundraiser is set

Members of the Westland Police Honor Guard are selling Challenge Coins to fund their trip to Washington D.C. to represent the city during National Police Week. To help them achieve what they describe as a “significant goal,” they are selling the commemorative coins online.

Many teams of highly dedicated law enforcement officers attend the national police week ceremonies to represent organizations from across the United States and Canada. The teams converge in Washington every year for National Police Week, where peace officers are honored for their dedicated service to the protection of local communities.

On May 15, known as National Peace Officers' Memorial Day, the nation honors those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

“The City of Westland Police Department Honor Guard exists in honor and tribute to the dedicated men and women who selflessly serve as part of the public safety profession, and when called upon, will care for the families and lay to rest our brothers and sisters with the highest level of respect and honors befitting their sacrifice,” according to a prepared statement from the group. 

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise enough funds to get the Westland Police Honor Guard team to Washington D.C. for Police Week. 

The team would represent Westland and the city residents “with the highest level of professionalism while performing some of the most honorable details in the country in remembrance of those public safety officers who selflessly died in the line of duty,” according to the prepared release.

These details would include participation in a Wreath Laying Ceremony, standing watch for the fallen, and a candlelight vigil to honor the fallen.

To purchase a Westland Police Department Honor Guard Challenge access:

To learn more about the National Police Week Honor Guard Exhibition, access: