Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason announces the implementation of the Honor Guard program at the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office.

In 1991, the LEMA (Law Enforcement Memorial Association) Honor Guard was established so that Minnesota officers who die in the line of duty received the ceremony, honor and dignity that is deserved at the time of their funeral.

The Honor Guard also is to serve as a reminder of Minnesota officers who stand ready to give their lives if duty calls.

The Honor Guard is broken into three sections: The Colors Team, The Rifle Team and The Casket Team. Each member is cross trained on the honor guard duties but are assigned to one of three main teams.