The Honor Guard members are a ceremonial elite unit that is dedicated to upholding the highest values and traditions of law enforcement through a display of discipline, focus and teamwork. They are under the direction of Lieutenant Artie Rodriguez. Deputy Harold Shover is the coordinator and schedules upcoming events.
Honor Guard members are committed to representing the Walton County Sheriff's Office and their law enforcement family, both locally and nationally. They honor fallen officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. They remain ready to serve at the direction of the Sheriff and participate at various sponsored and special events.
During 2013, the Honor Guard was requested and participated in 26 events, totaling 155 hours and spent approximately 40 hours in training. The Walton County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is civically minded and remembers our military veterans, as well as individuals and organizations that are dedicated to public service.