Gloves on casket?


7 years, 2 months ago

At the funeral for Keith Boyer, the officers left their right hand glove on the casket after the removal of the US Flag. What is the significance of this tradition?

Jennifer Lane
7 years, 2 months ago

This is known as a “Placing of the Glove” part of the service. While not common in all public servant funeral protocols, it is a way for fellow officers to show respect and do a final salute to their fallen comrade.

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