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Honor Guard

What we doThe State Fire Marshal Division honor guard

How we can help you

Our 11-member group provides an honor guard and color presentation detail for special occasions including:

  • Retirements
  • Funerals
  • Conferences

Examples of events in which we have participated

  • The Minnesota State Fire Chief's Memorial Association memorial service
  • The third annual Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service
  • The Annual State Fire Marshal Division staff conference
  • Line of duty Death Furneral - Firefighter Randy Hiti - Rice Lake Fire Department

Request the honor guard

All requests for the honor guard will be forwarded to the state fire marshal for consideration. To make a request, you can email us at


About us

Our creation

The Honor Guard Team was created after a retired staff member passed away in 2013 and his family requested the state fire marshal division staff participate in the visitation and funeral service. Several division staff came together to honor that request.

MembersSome honor guard members marching

Joe Faust, Commander
Dan Beeson
James Iammatteo
Thomas Linhoff
Brad Lundquist
Kathi Osmonson
Kerry Queen
Bob Rexeisen
Casey Stotts
Amanda Swenson