The Bay County Sheriffs Office, Honor Guard is an 8 member unit comprised of Sworn Officers from all divisions of the Agency to include Corrections. Its mission is to enhance the professional image of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, and falls under direct command of Captain Mike Branning.
The unit’s first priority is to honor and pay respects to fallen Officers and their families. Our members dedicate their personal time to attend funerals and memorial services for our Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement, Fire Services and EMS that have lost their lives protecting and serving our citizens and our communities.
The 8 member team also honors fallen officer by performing a 21 Gun Salute and the playing of Taps. Members are also called upon through out the year
to present the colors at special events.
In the Spring of each year, Honor Guard Members participate in the Bay County Sheriffs Office Memorial and Awards Ceremony at the Sheriffs Office. This is to represent our department with hundreds of other departments during the Spring, who Honor and pay tribute to the men and women who have served and sacrificed to make our society safer. We have continued to honor our own fallen officers by laying a Wreath honoring their sacrifice for their communities during the Memorial and Awards Ceremony.