Honor Guard Team
The Martin County Sheriff’s Honor Guard Team are sheriff’s deputies from law enforcement and corrections.
The primary mission of the Honor Guard is to represent the Office of Sheriff at ceremonial events.
Duties of the Honor Guard Team include:
- Attending the Florida and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service
- Attending memorial services for fallen officers throughout Florida and the entire United States
- Participating in the annual Martin County Memorial Service to honor and remember fallen officers
- Participating in local parades with the Color Guard
- Performing funeral and burial honors for line of duty, employee, retiree and other deaths
- Posting colors at agency, county, schools and other functions
- Rendering all functions on Patriot Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day services
- Serving as liaisons and, peer/family support when attending funeral services for officers who have fallen in the line of duty
- Working directly with the agency Crisis Intervention Coordinator/Chaplains
The Honor Guard Rifle Team renders a ‘Three-Round Volley’ at funerals and other memorials, along with a bugler for Taps. The Color Guard posts the U.S. Flag, the State of Florida flag and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office agency flag and is flanked by two M14 rifles. Members are always on standby to respond to events as needed and are assigned special dress uniforms which are worn during the ceremonies.
Honor Guard Training Academy
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office had the privilege of hosting an honor guard training academy for law enforcement and fire-rescue personnel from across the country. The team is very active and receives training throughout the year.
Awards & Recognition
The Martin County Sheriff’s Honor Guard has received several awards and are continually recognized for their outstanding efforts, distinctive uniforms and exceptional performances adding to the quality of many events.
Quote from Sheriff Snyder
Our Honor Guard functions as ambassadors for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and I am honored to have them represent my Office.
-William D. Snyder, Sheriff