The Hood County Rifle Team was formed in order to provide honors for fallen comrades and represents the Hood County sheriff's office, its officers, and families at police funerals, parades, and other ceremonial occasions.
The Rifle Team is designed to provide the sheriff's office with a specially trained ceremonial team to render honors, preserve tradition, stimulate esprit de corps, and instill pride. Their duties include providing the traditional three-rifle volley rifle salute used in funerals and memorial ceremonies.
The Rifle Team 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 and conduct, and show aptitude for ceremonial duty are considered. Members of the Rifle Team are:
Lieutenant Patrick Felan – Team Commander
Lieutenant Steve Smith
Sergeant Randy Ellis
Corporal Patrick Jones
Deputy Cathy Boone
Deputy Toby Fries
Deputy Brandon Gall
Deputy Bill Hanes
Requests for the Rifle Team can be made to the sheriff's office at (817) 579-3316.