WPD Forms First Honor Guard

Lt. Mark Lahman presents the American Flag to the family of a fallen officer during a mock funeral held at a seminar in Fairfax County.

Lt. Mark Lahman presents the American Flag
to the family of a fallen officer during a mock
funeral held at a seminar in Fairfax County.

Thanks to the support of community service organizations the Winchester Police Department has formed its first-ever honor guard. Donations from the Exchange Club of Winchester, Kiwanis Club, and the Winchester/Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation were used to fully outfit four officers in honor guard uniforms. Lt. Mark Lahman, Sergeant Wayne Monse, Corporal Glenn Macher, and Officer Trey Rounds are the four honor guard members. Three of the officers attended a three-day honor guard seminar in June hosted by Fairfax County. During the training the officers got a firsthand look at one of the most important duties they may have to perform; the funeral for a fallen officer.

The Winchester Police Department’s Honor Guard will be available for high profile special events, such as ceremonial events, funerals for an officer who is killed in the line of duty, memorial services, parades, and more.