Standing of the Guard Signup (May 14-15)

The Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) announces the annual Standing of the Memorial Guard. It will commence on May 14, 2016 at 1900 hours when officers from all over Minnesota travel to St. Paul to the State Police Memorial where they stand in silent vigil for 20 minutes shifts. This is to keep alive the memories of the 275 fallen law enforcement officer in Minnesota who have lost their lives while protecting their communities. This vigil will continue throughout the night and until the following day when the officers will complete the standing of the guard at 7:00pm. Please contact board member Renee Kaulfuss at 763-767-6571 if you have questions, or register to stand on-line at our website,

May 15th is the day we honor law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty in Minnesota and nationwide. Following the Standing of the Memorial Guard, the Law Enforcement Memorial Association will host a Candlelight Service which will be held at the Peace Officers Memorial on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds. The general public is invited to attend this moving celebration where tribute is paid to all 275 officers through a combination of police bagpipe music, vocal solos and full music compositions. The ceremony will be begin at 7:25pm on Sunday with a parade of law enforcement honor guards who will march to the Capital grounds from Wabasha and Exchange. The event concludes with a ceremonial firing party, taps and final musical selections which will include the Minnesota Police Band playing Amazing Grace.

A reception hosted by MPPOA will follow the event and will take place at the St. Paul National Guard Armory across the street at 600 Cedar Street.

Please contact LEMA Board Member Jeff Beahen at or 762-228-4930 for further details.

To sign up right from the website just type in the time you would like in the form bellow. 

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