Fairfax County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard

Honor Guard performs as silent drill team. Photo by Mary Ellen Dawley

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 32 members. The team participates every summer in honor guard competitions sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. In 2015, the Honor Guard showcased its "silent drill team" and won four gold medals at the World Police Fire Games.

For more information, please contact Lt. Maegan Timothy, Honor Guard Commander.

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