Additional Resources for Law Enforcement Funerals


National Volunteer Fire Council Funeral Procedures for Firefighters: A Resource Manual. 1992.

Sponsored by the United States Fire Administration Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Standardized Law Enforcement Funeral Protocol.
By Bruce Wilson, Simi Valley Emergency Services, Simi Valley, CA.

The Police Funerals Website.
By Sgt. John Cooley (ret.) of the Los Angeles Police Department. Sgt. Cooley is a Certified Bereavement Facilitator and has written a comprehensive book covering all aspects of law enforcement funerals (including those for four-legged officers): Planning for the Unthinkable


Honor Guard 101: Line of Duty Funeral Protocol.

By Lt. Ken Baine / Fairfax County Police Department.


Law Enforcement Funeral Manual: A Practical Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies When Faced With the Death of a Member of Their Department.

By William P. Sanders, Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 2001.


Why Bagpipes Are a Part of Funerals, Especially Firefighter and Police Funerals.

By Megan Romer, About.com Guide.


The Police Funeral Flyby.

By Kenneth J. Solosky, Aviation Operations Contributor.


Law Enforcement Funeral Protocol for the Sheriff’s Department and All Interested Agencies

Within Ventura County, California. January 28, 2004

Developing a Mourning Band Protocol.
By Steve Weiss, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

See also:
Law Enforcement Funerals
Law Enforcement Funeral Definitions
Type of Law Enforcement Funerals
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