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The Leon County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard Unit consists of twenty deputies. The unit is divided into two squads and supervised by one sergeant.
The Honor Guard Unit is a secondary duty assignment and members are selected from varying units within the agency. Candidates are thoroughly screened and must pass an oral interview to be selected to join this elite unit within the Sheriff's Office. Members are required to maintain impeccable appearance, high moral standards, and strict order and discipline.
The Honor Guard performs funeral honors for Sheriff's Office members killed in the line of duty, as well as for members of other law enforcement agencies when requested. The unit proudly represents the Leon County Sheriff's Office at parades, a variety of ceremonial functions and community events requiring the Presentation of Colors.