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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Honor Guard

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is a part-time unit and is comprised of fourteen (14) members. It is under the direction of the enforcement commander and has a team leader, Sgt. John Reddin. The Honor Guard is activated any time a current or retired deputy is deceased. The type of honor that is showed is dictated by the cause of death.

This Honor Guard is recognized as one the premier Honor Guard's in the state. The members are hand picked by the Sheriff and have to meet strict physical requirements and must be proportionate to the rest of the team. They train four days a month outdoors in the elements. There is no such thing as a rainout. This is required because they may be asked to perform in any type of weather.

Besides funerals, the Honor Guard has been invited to "present colors" at several events and civic organizations.