Honor Guard

Wayne County Honor GuardVolunteers

The Wayne County Sheriff's Honor Guard was formed in 1997 and is under the direction of Captain William Kates. The squad currently consists of 12 members. All deputies who serve in the Honor Guard are strictly volunteers who maintain other full-time responsibilities with our agency. Honor Guard members receive no additional compensation for their service.

Distinguished Events

The Honor Guard is a very distinguished unit designed to Honor and show Respect in certain occasions. The Honor Guard participates in such events as Ceremonies for Dignitaries, Parades, numerous church, civic and community events, and annually, attends the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service in Washington DC.

The Honor Guard will perform graveside services at the funeral of any Fallen Officer upon the request of the employing agency's Sheriff, Chief, or Director.

The Honor Guard has been placed on rotation for presentation of colors for the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey in Raleigh.


The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard has received favorable recognition for their outstanding dress and flawless performance.


Honor Guard members have received specialized training from the United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC.


The uniforms were custom designed specifically for the Wayne County Sheriff's Honor Guard.

 Costs & Support

All logistical and operating costs for this distinguished unit are fully funded by private donations and Honor Guard fundraisers. We thank everyone for their support in making the Wayne County Sheriff's Honor Guard such a tremendous success.

  1. William Kates

    Captain-School Resource Officers