Mourning Band Procedure

Mourning Band Policy


A. LODD
      1. Upon the line of duty death of an active duty EMS personnel in your
department; the mourning band will be worn for a period of thirty (30)
days from the date of death.
     2. Upon the Line of Duty Death of a public safety officer from the seven (7)
County Metro Region or affiliated agency; the mourning band will be
worn from the date of death and removed at midnight the night of the
funeral.
     3. In the event of a Line of Duty death of an EMT in the state of Minnesota
mourning band will be worn from the date of death and removed at
midnight the night of the funeral.
     4. In the event of any a Line of Duty Death of Firefighter/Law Enforcement
Officer in the state of Minnesota mourning band will be worn from
midnight to midnight the day of the funeral.
     5. Mourning band will be worn from midnight to midnight the day of the
National EMS Memorial Service.
     6. Mourning band can be worn at the direction of EMS Agency
Management when special circumstances dictate that a department
display of official mourning is appropriate.

B. Non-LODD
     1. Death of current active duty employee; mourning band will be worn
from the date of death until midnight the night of the funeral.
     2. Death of a retired employee; mourning band will be worn from midnight
to midnight the day of the funeral.
     3. Death of employee family member; mourning band will not be worn.

Minnesota EMS Honor Guard
2800 N 7th St, P.O. Box 823, St. Cloud, MN 56302, http://mnemshonorguard.org/
Report a Line of Duty Death please call 612-347-5710
Report a
Non-Line of Duty Death please call 612-387-0011
Craig Anderson, Commander, Cell Phone: 612-387-0011