Honor Guard

HISTORY

In 1990, 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 19 commissioned positions. The team, on occasion, will combine with other Cleveland County public safety agencies to form a unified team identified as the Cleveland County Joint Honor Guard.

HONOR GUARD MISSION STATEMENT

"NO GREATER DUTY, NO GREATER HONOR… HONORING THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE…”

Every 57 hours a Law Enforcement Officer is killed in the line of duty. On average, 150 Law Enforcement Officers are killed each year. This year over 160 names of Law Enforcement Officers will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. This Mission Statement is dedicated to all Law Enforcement personnel, who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting their community.

It is our mission to render honor to our fallen brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, who are honorably employed or retired at the time of their death. The Guard will respectfully provide a ceremonial presence for all honorable line of duty deaths across the state, and nationally when feasible. The guard will display respect, honor and humility, towards the colors we fly and the proud profession we serve,... with pride, excellence, and dignity.

2011 Local Memorial Service Joint Honor GuardMay 25, 2014 - American Legion Memorial Day Event