The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard was established in 1998 to add formality to ceremonies and funerals for peace officers. The Honor Guard also assists other jurisdictions with Honor Guard services while adding compassion, strength, and a sense of caring to the service for the families of the fallen. The Honor Guard has expanded throughout the years and now includes over 15 Deputies. The Honor Guard may be requested to perform any of the following services: 21 Gun Salute, Playing Taps, Presentation of Colors, Flag Presentation and Folding, or being Pallbearers.
The Honor Guard also represents the Sheriff’s Office at special ceremonies throughout the county every year such as the Veterans Day Ceremony, Memorial Day Ceremony, and the 9-11 Memorial Service. Additionally, the Honor Guard may present the colors at local sporting events, parades, special events, and a host of other events. The Honor Guard also conducts funeral services for active and retired peace officers, veterans, and assists other Public Safety entities when requested by the Sheriff.
Members of the Honor Guard conduct training every month in order to keep their skills sharp so they can execute their duties as a way to honor the fallen or represent the Sheriff, the State of Georgia, and the United States of America. Each member that serves on the Honor Guard does so in addition to their normal full-time assignment within the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.