The Chapel Hill Police Honor Guard is comprised of officers who represent the department, the law enforcement profession, and the Town of Chapel Hill, at various functions and events throughout the State and, at times, beyond. The most prestigious and honorable service is the funeral or memorial service of a law enforcement officer slain in the line of duty. The Honor Guard's primary purpose for these services is to pay respect to the officer and his family and to offer support to them, the department, friends, and the community.
The Honor Guard often attends National Police Week in Washington, D.C. This is a time to honor all officers nationally who have been killed in the line of duty. Some of the highlights of this event are a candlelight vigil held at the National Law Enforcement Memorial at Judiciary Square every May 13th and a memorial service held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol every May 15th.
The Honor Guard also performs ceremonial duties such as Color presentations for parades and patriotic celebrations.
For more information on requests and scheduling, please contact Capt. Josh Mecimore, Commander of the Guard at (919) 968-2747 or by email.