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HCSO Honor Guard to Participate in D.C. Memorial Service

05/13/2016

HCSO Honor Guard to Participate Today in the National Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard has been given the distinct honor and privilege, along with a select group of other Honor Guard Regiments nationally, to formally participate in the National Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in Washington, D.C. This year marks the 5th straight year that the HCSO Honor Guard has been asked to participate.

Each year, the National Law Enforcement Memorial honors the sacrifice and loss of all fallen law enforcement personnel nationwide. Tonight's candlelight vigil will include numerous additions to the wall from across the country including local Hamilton County Park Ranger, James Wallen. Furthermore, this year's ceremony will also honor the law enforcement personnel who responded to the July 16th terrorist attacks here in Chattanooga.

It is a distinct privilege to be asked to participate in this national event and only a select group of honor guards receive the opportunity to represent law enforcement at the ceremony. The HCSO Honor Guard, along with several other deputies, will be in attendance to represent local law enforcement in Hamilton County.

HCSO Honor Guard members dedicate substantial time annually to train and condition their uniforms and equipment in order to represent the HCSO at formal events, parades, funerals, and other significant events.



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