Honor Guard

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office has a group of deputies, both male and female, from all divisions within the office that are assigned to a special duty.  As the group of deputies work together at various ceremonies and patriotic events, they honor and give high respect for those who have fallen in the service of protecting our liberties and stand as sentinels assigned to guard and protect the virtues of the American flag. These deputies comprise what is known as the Sheriff’s Honor Guard.

 

Honor GuardHonor guards are found within most agencies of law enforcement throughout the state.  Persons who are highly motivated and maintain high standards of appearance and conduct and show aptitude for ceremonial duty are likely to be considered to serve in this assignment.

 

A primary role for honor guards is to provide funeral honors for fallen peace officers.  As unfortunate as the circumstance arises, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard has had the privilege off  being called upon by other agencies to perform these special duties for our fallen comrades. 

 

An honor guard may also serve as the “guardians of the colors” by displaying and escorting the national flag on ceremonial occasions at official state or office functions.  Recently they were called upon to present the national and state flag at the Law Enforcement Memorial on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City.

 


Whether presenting the nation’s flag or honoring those fallen, the Honor Guard is professional and precise in its demeanor and presentation of duties.  One must understand and have within them the conviction and belief that what we serve and protect is worth the price that is needed to be paid, and we recognize those who shared that conviction and have paid that price.  Whether it is from the special uniform, the march, the salute, the posting of the colors, or folding of the American flag, each detail is practiced and performed with an exactness that shows the respect we all have of our profession and the flag.

 

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office just recently sent two members of the Honor Guard to a training school to help more fully learn the duties assigned and asked of Honor Guard members and how to improve the performance of our duty when called.  These members learned proper etiquette in dress and demeanor, but they also gained a greater understanding of the importance of nation’s flag and what it means to respect and honor it. 

 

As this training is brought back to the rest of the group, we look forward to fulfilling these assignments and hope through our duty we inspire all others to learn and strive to perform their duties with this type of respect and exactness day in and day out.