The mission of the Whitehall Division of Police honor guard is to represent the department at funerals, ceremonial functions, and other special events as directed by the chief of police. The honor guard renders honors at the funerals of all Central Ohio officers lost in the line of duty, and also at funerals of both active and retired police officers as well as City officials. The honor guard serves as the color guard at various City events, as well as events held in the private sector.
We represent the department and serve as ambassadors of the City of Whitehall at events on the local, state, and national level and as such, its members strive to represent the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and dedication to duty. Its current members consist of military veterans from each of the five branches of service.
The honor guard has performed annually as a featured unit at the Ohio Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony in London, Ohio, and the Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial for over 25 years. In 2001, the honor guard won the silver medal at the International Police and Fire Olympics held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Participation in these events has brought national and even international recognition to the City of Whitehall and the Division of Police.
The Whitehall Division of Police honor guard has been continually recognized for their outstanding efforts, their distinctive uniforms, and their outstanding performances adding to the quality of many events.