The SCMPD Honor Guard was officially formed in January 2005 when the Savannah Police Department and the Chatham County Police Departments merged. The Savannah Police Department’s Honor Guard was formed in 1975 and was commanded by Sergeant Clark with the assistance of Cpl. Pendergraph and Ofc. K.C. Daniel. The Chatham County Police Honor Guard was formed in 1975. and was commanded by Cpl. James Hieronymus, assisted by Ofc. P. McBurney and Ofc. P. Leopold.
Today the unit is under the direction of Sergeant Torrance Garvin. The Honor Guard consists of more than a dozen sworn officers. These officers are all volunteers and range in rank from the newest recruit to twenty-year veterans. They are expected to perform their regular jobs within the Department; then come together, as needed when, their services as Guard members are required.
The unit performs at various events sponsored by the Department, as well as attending funerals for fallen officers in and out of the state. Through the years, the Honor Guard has received many compliments for their unique way of comforting the families of our fellow police officers who gave the supreme sacrifice. The Honor Guard performs rifle salutes, flag-folds at funerals for line-of-duty and active duty Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Officers, and retired officers.
Mission of the Honor Guard
The Honor Guard’s most important mission is to honor the fallen heroes of law enforcement and their survivors. Additionally, the Honor Guard travels throughout the tri-state area to honor police officers who were tragically killed while serving their communities.
The Honor Guard is Commanded by:
Sergeant Torrance Garvin
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