From Left to Right:
Dep. Ron Coulter, Dep. Mike Reid, Dep. Chris Bezio, Dep. Craig Edwins,
Dep. Mike Cox, Sgt. Carter Hicks, Det. Sgt. Ron Baker, Det. Sgt. Mike Kabler
and Det. Sgt. Tony Morris
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Honor
Guard was formed in 1997 by Sheriff Carey Winders and placed under the direction of
Lieutenant John Winstead. The squad currently consists of nine members and is commanded
during performance by Det. Sgt. Tony Morris. All Deputies who serve in the Honor Guard are
strictly volunteers who maintain other full-time responsibilities with our agency.
The Honor Guard is a very distinguished unit designed to
Honor and show Respect in certain occasions. The Honor Guard participates in such events
as Ceremonies for Dignitaries, Parades, Candlelight Vigils for Fallen Officers, and
annually attends the National Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in Washington. The Honor
Guard has even been placed in a rotation for the Presentation of Colors at the Carolina
Panthers football games. The Wayne County Honor Guard will also conduct graveside services
at the ceremony of any Fallen Officer upon the request of the employing agencies Sheriff,
Chief or Director.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard has received
national recognition for their outstanding dress and flawless performance. The uniforms
were custom designed specifically for the Wayne County Honor Guard. Uniforms, travel
expenses and other operating costs for this distinguished unit are fully funded by private
donations and Honor Guard Fund Raisers.We would like to thank everyone for their support
in making the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard such a tremendous success.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office
Honor Guard at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremonies in Washington D.C., 2000.
The Guard takes formation in the honorable position at the foot of the Capitol steps for
the third year in a row.
*Top Photo by Brian Strickland.