Every 57 hours a Law Enforcement Officer is killed in the line of duty.
On average 150 Law Enforcement Officers are killed each year.
This year over 160 names of Law Enforcement Officers will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
The Ashland Police Honor Guard is designated to provide the Department with a specially trained ceremonial team to render honors, preserve tradition, stimulate Esprit-de-corps and instill pride.
The Honor Guard accomplishes this by providing guidance and uniformity in the conduct of ceremonies and by establishing a specific sequence of events during those ceremonies. The unit also provides a highly trained, specially uniformed group of motivated Officers to perform the particulars of those ceremonies.