The Sheriff's Honor Guard was formed in 1994, for the purpose of providing appropriate military style honors for Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies and Corrections Officers slain in the line of duty and to include officers and deputies slain in the line of duty statewide or local, if schedule and staffing permits. In addition, the Honor Guard renders ceremonial honors for those deputies and officers who die of natural causes while on active duty and to those who retired. The flag team represents the Sheriff's Office by presenting the national colors at Academy graduations, parades, public ceremonies, civic organizations, and public activities when requested and scheduling and staffing permits. The Honor Guard consists of 10 members, 4 who are on the color detail and 6 on the rifle detail. This is a volunteer duty and those who serve do so with great pride and professionalism.