Left to right: Dep. L. Hawkins, Dep. J. Badder, Dep. J. Knutson, Sgt. P. Erickson, Dep. M. Gomez, Dep. B. Dirner, Dep. A. Perez, and Lt. M. Gleason. Not shown: Sgt. R. Gremillion, Dep. B. Adkins, Dep. C. Cox, Dep. M. Vivas.
This special detail consists of 12 disciplined & motivated law enforcement professionals. These officers, who represent all divisions of the WCSO, dedicate their time and effort to preserve and promote traditional law enforcement standards & values and to represent the Sheriff's Office, the fine citizens of Williamson County Texas, and Sheriff James R. Wilson.
The primary responsibility of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Honor Guard is to provide ceremonial representation for law enforcement funerals. They also participate in the annual color guard parade during Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The Honor Guard occasionally posts colors during ceremonies of Law Enforcement functions or at other events when requested by the sheriff as representatives of his office.
All members attend an annual 16-hour training class consisting of 4 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of practical instruction. The U.S. military drill and ceremony manuals are referenced for local practice and ceremony, and adaptations are made for traditional Law Enforcement funerals. All members are equally trained so that any person can fill in any position as needed. Members fill positions according to their strength in the area needed.