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
Sheriff Frank McKeithen.

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

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.