March 25, 2012

Caption: Corrections Officers from Maine bring a Maine flag to be given to the Clements family during the service. The officers are from left to right Mike Burns, Peter Turner, holding the flag, Troy Roma, and Tom Dolbier. Family and friends and corrections and police officers from all over the nation turned out for the public memorial service for Tom Clements at New Life Church in Colorado Springs on March 25, 2013. Clements, who was the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was shot and killed as he opened the door to his Monument home on March 19, 2013. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The DenverPost)

Members of the Maine State Honor Guard

Sept. 2, 2008

The Maine State Prison Honor Guard was invited to present the colors at a Boston Red Sox versus the Baltimore Oriole’s baseball game Sept. 2, 2008.

Participating members of the Honor Guard were Capt. David George, Capt. Dennis Ruel, Officer Matt Barnett, Officer Joe Chaplin, and Officer Mark Engstfeld.

This was a great honor for the team and we thank the Red Sox for giving us the opportunity to represent the State Of Maine.

July 2008


MSP Honor Guard

New members added to the Honor Guard

The Maine State Prison Ceremonial Honor Guard has recently appointed the following Officers to the Team:

Officer Joe Chaplin, Officer Sue Lowden, Officer Matt Barnett and Officer Robert Bowen.

An interview was conducted before a panel consisting of The Ceremonial Honor Guard Commander and a detail member.

Applicants were evaluated based on appearance in uniform, past and present work performance to include attendance, professional demeanor and attitude as well as responses to panel questions. In addition a strength test was given to each applicant to simulate standing at attention for extended periods of time and a casket carry.


A final selection review was conducted by the Deputy Warden of Security.

Congratulations to the new members of the team.

The Maine State Prison Ceremonial Honor Guard participated in the Thomaston July 4th 2008 parade.

Our Team was very proud to represent the Department and participate in such a great event.

MSP Honor Guard



Members in attendance were:

  • Capt. David George
  • Capt. Dennis Ruel
  • Officer Matt Barnett
  • Officer Mark Slivinski
  • Officer Mark Engstfeld
  • Officer Joe Chaplin
  • Sgt. Dan Russell
  • Sgt. Steve Wigdinski and
  • Officer Sue Lowden.

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