The Hood County Sheriff Honor Guard was formed in 2005 in order to:
- Provide detachments for visiting dignitaries
- Provide honors for fallen comrades
- Represent the Hood County sheriff's office, its officers, and families at police funerals, parades, and other ceremonial occasions
- Serve as the guardian of the colors by displaying and escorting the national flag and state flag on ceremonial occasions at official functions
The Honor Guard is designed to provide the department with a specially trained ceremonial team to render honors, preserve tradition, stimulate esprit de corps, and instill pride. The guard accomplishes this by providing guidance and uniformity in the conduct of ceremonies and by establishing a specific sequence of events during those ceremonies. The unit also provides a highly trained, specially uniformed group of motivated officers to perform the particulars of those ceremonies.
The Honor Guard is composed of volunteers who are carefully screened for their physical abilities and dexterity. Only those persons who are highly motivated, maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance and conduct, and show aptitude for ceremonial duty are likely to be considered.
The unit consists of Commander Lieutenant Patrick Felan, Corporal Patrick Jones, Deputy Dee Brown, Deputy Toby Fries, Corporal Lance McLean, and Deputy Brandon Gall.
Honor Guard Requests
Requests for the Honor Guard can be made by contacting the sheriff's office at (817) 579-3316.