Sunday May 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT
Friday May 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Alpena CRTC 
1021 Airport Rd
Alpena County Regional Airport
5 miles east of Alpena on M-32
Alpena, MI 49707

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Jennifer Smith-Zande 
Michigan Sheriffs' Association 


Training is provided by DFL Honor Guard Training and sponsored by the MSA/MACP SMMART Line of Duty Death Team.  The purpose of this class is to prepare students to render the appropriate and proper honors to a fallen Officer and to represent their respective agencies in a dignified and professional manner.  Students attending this program leave as a cohesive team with a revewed sense of pride and a greater understanding of the Honor Guard traditions.  For further information on the school please click here.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.     Check-in for Lodging

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.     Pre-Registration at the River Club

Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23

Class Runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Friday, May 24

Graduation (Final Exam) Full Honors Memorial Service (Funeral)

Curriculum Includes:

Basic Drill

Manual of Arms

Color Guard

Flag Law - Flag Etiquette - History

Casket Watch

Casket Movement

Firing Party

Bell Ceremony (for Firefighters)

Funeral Planning & Preparation

Please Click Here for more Detailed Information on the Curriculum


$495 - Includes



Hat, Sweatshirt & 2 T-shirts (Uniform of the Day)

Instruction Manual & Student ID

$430 - does NOT Include Lodging


Hat, Sweatshirt & w T-shirts (Uniform of the Day)

Instruction Manual & Student ID

Upon Successful Completion of the Training Attendees Receive:

Graduation Ceremony

Class Photo

Challenge Coin

Graduation Certificate

Luncheon Reception


  • Black, Blue or Brown BDU Style Pants (NO CAMOUFLAGE)
  • White Gloves (bring at least two pairs one for practice and one NEW pair  for the graduation ceremony)
  • Dress Uniform (For Friday's Final Exam)
  • Unit Colors, Flags, Staffs, Harnesses, Stands
  • Ceremonial Weapons & 25 Rounds Blank Ammo (minimum)