Honor Guard Places Second at Competition
On Saturday, May 2, 2009, the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard took second place at the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s (COG) Honor Guard Competition. This event took place on the grounds of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. The Honor Guard team was comprised of Sergeant Maegan Timothy, Master Deputy Sheriff George Hall and Privates First Class James Clemons and Christopher Loftis.
The COG Corrections Chiefs Committee sponsored the 18th annual Wreath Laying Ceremony and Honor Guard Competition held during National Correctional Employees’ Week. These events recognize the outstanding work and dedication of all correctional employees and serve to increase the region’s awareness of the important role they play in ensuring the safety of our communities.
“I’m very proud of the Honor Guard and their accomplishments,” said First Lieutenant William Friedman, Honor Guard Commander. “This team is very dedicated, and it’s fantastic to see all their hard work recognized in such a prestigious manner.”
The Honor Guard is the formal representative of the Sheriff’s Office at all types of functions in Fairfax County and the surrounding metropolitan area, including parades, graduations, funerals, major and minor league sporting events, and other special activities. With more than 500 sworn deputy sheriffs, Fairfax is the largest Sheriff’s Office in Virginia and among the largest in the country. The Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Correctional Association.