The Horry County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard was formed in December 2001, after the death of Lt. Randy G. Gerald. The Honor Guard is a volunteer assignment for which officers have to compete to be assigned to the unit. It consists of a ten officer unit. The Guards primary responsibility is to honor Law Enforcement officers by attending police funerals. Other duties include: representing the Sheriff’s Office at public events, funerals, memorial services, parades, posting of national colors and special events. The Honor Guard reflects the highest tradition of Law Enforcement, professionalism, integrity, dignity and respect.