Fairfax County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard


Honor Guard - six team members with four flags and two rifles.

The Honor Guard is the formal representative of the Sheriff's Office at all types of functions in Fairfax County and the surrounding Washington, D.C. area, including funerals, graduations, parades, major and minor league sporting events, and other special activities.

The deputies who comprise the Honor Guard come from military and non-military backgrounds. Each deputy must have discipline and stamina and present a professional appearance on a daily basis. Joining the Honor Guard is voluntary but very competitive. The Honor Guard practices monthly and drills before every event. In rain or shine, heat or cold, the Honor Guard maintains its strict composure, precise military bearing, and meticulous attention to detail.

Established in 1982, the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard currently has 36 members. The team participates every summer in an honor guard competition sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

For more information, please contact Lieutenant William Friedman, Honor Guard Supervisor.

 


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