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Fall River Police Department Honor Guard

685 Pleasant Street, Fall River, Mass. 02723

The Fall River Police Honor Guard was established in 1987 and consists of a team of 13 police officers. In addition to each officer’s duty assignment, each team member volunteers additional time as a member of the Honor Guard team. Under the direction of Sgt. Daniel J. Ahaesy, the team is dedicated to demonstrating a higher standard of professionalism while representing the Fall River Police Department in parades, city functions, and funeral services for fallen police officers and retirees. These officers train monthly, practicing synchronized marching drills, funeral ceremonies, flag folding and presentation while proudly representing the men and women of the Fall River Police Department.

The Fall River Police Honor Guard has received numerous awards for marching competitions to include: First Place at the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Parade and most recently accepting Third Place for its performance in Adquidneck Island’s National Police Parade in Newport, Rhode Island.

Honor Guard Members are responsible for purchasing and maintaining their uniforms. The Fall River Police Honor Guard has participated in hundreds of events. Some of these events include:

  • Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Washington DC
  • National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service, US Capitol Washington DC
  • Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service: Massachusetts State House
  • Presented the colors at the Providence Bruins hockey game
  • Presented the colors at the Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball game
  • George L. Hanna Awards at Massachusetts State House

Honor Guard Members include:
Sgt. James Machado
Sgt. Steven Burt
Officer Frank Andrade Officer Michael Berube
Officer Eric Cabral Officer Nicholas Magan
Officer Daniel Mello Officer Jared Mooney
Officer Bruce Oliveira Officer Richard Sariava
Officer Brian Saurette  

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