Honor Guard

The mission of the Norman Police Department Honor Guard is to render honor to our fallen brothers and sisters in law enforcement and public safety who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting their community.

In 1991, the Norman Police Department formed the first dedicated Honor Guard Team. The team was comprised of 17 commissioned personnel, from different bureaus, who expressed a desire to serve on the team on a voluntary basis. The team's primary duties are to render ceremonial honors at funerals of officers that have died in the line of duty, funerals of retired officers and their immediate family members, memorial services, parades, police-related graduations and other appropriate events as determined by the Chief of Police. In 2014 the Norman Police Department purchased the agency's first dedicated Honor Guard Uniform. The team is currently authorized 22 commissioned positions. The team, on occasion, will combine with other Cleveland County public safety agencies to form a multi-agency team identified as the Cleveland County Joint Honor Guard. 

The Honor Guard provides an active or ceremonial presence to all honorable law enforcement and public safety deaths in the state of Oklahoma and bordering states when practical.

The Norman Police Department Honor Guard is under the command of Captain Tony Riddles. 

"No greater service, no greater sacrifice... honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice"