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Patrol - Honor Guard

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is a volunteer unit comprised of Sworn Officers from three divisions of the Sheriff's Office. The Louisa County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is a tradition that began several years ago. This six-member team wears specially designed, formal uniforms that pay tribute to the national, state, and local flags they bear. The personal discipline of each member, combined with many hours of training, ensures crisp, clean movements in unison as they move in military fashion during processions.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard to provide the highest level of Honor Guard services through professionalism, pride and respect. To demonstrate this professionalism and respect in every event that we participate. To enhance the professional image of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, and the County of Louisa.

Serving with Dignity and Pride

The unit's first priority is to honor and pay respects to fallen Officers and their families. Our members dedicate their personal time to attend funerals and memorial services for our Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement, Fire Services and EMS that have lost their lives protecting and serving our citizens and our communities. Over the years, members of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard have supported funeral and memorial services across Virginia.

 In May each year, we participate in the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. This is to represent our department with hundreds of other departments to Honor and pay tribute to the men and women who have served and sacrificed to make our society safer.  Every year we have continued to honor fallen officers by participating in wreath laying ceremonies honoring their sacrifice for their communities.  These men and women have committed themselves to support and honor officers killed in the line of duty and their families.  This Unit has helped to bring the humanity of law enforcement and the losses involved to the forefront of the public's attention.



The Honor Guard represents the Sheriff's Office at many ceremonies that require the national and state flags to embellish the event and preserve traditions. The Honor Guard posts colors at agency and public events, including swearing-in ceremonies, parades, and other ceremonies deemed appropriate by command staff. A Color Guard detail consists of four or five individuals whose purpose is to guard, carry, and post the national, state and local flags at formal functions.

The Honor Guard also participates in formal public memorial services, funeral services for dignitaries and active or retired members of the agency, as well as line of duty deaths of both agency members and law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions. Our Honor Guard also participates in local community service memorials for Veterans, such as the American Legion, Veterans and Memorial Day services.

Through the support of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office and some generous donations, the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard will continue to honor members of the law enforcement community and their families who have paid, and will pay, the ultimate sacrifice.

 
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