Honor Guard -
HONOR/ COLOR GUARD
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Color
Guard currently has 14 members serving in the Guard. It is under
the command of Captain Phyllis Sims. Lieutenant Durwin Briscoe
serves as the Director.
The Sheriff's Office Color Guard has been
invited to participate in the opening ceremonies at the Carolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams game on November
19, 2006. The Color Guard will be presenting the Colors during
the National Anthem just before the game. The Panthers invite
Color Guards from across the state after an application process and a review from the Entertainment Producer
for the Carolina Panthers.
Lieutenant Briscoe states that "it is an honor
to be invited by the Panthers to participate in presenting the Colors for so many people at one
time." He also would like to dedicate the ceremony to all who
have served our country in the past and present, and to those who have families overseas at this
time. The members participating in the ceremony are Lieutenant
Briscoe, Sgt. Shane Ledbetter, Corporal Micah Sturgis, Paul Leigh, John Humphries, and John Stearns.
The Sheriff's Office Guard practices on a
monthly basis for various types of ceremonies. Military
precision in marching, presenting and posting the Colors, and burial detail are a few of the duties that are
The Sheriff is very proud of the Sheriff's
Office Guard, and for what the Guard stands for. He has always
received outstanding reviews and comments from those who have seen the Guard in parades and other
The Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is available
for families of military veterans and law enforcement for various functions. The public can contact Lieutenant Briscoe at the Sheriff's Office if
you would like to request the Guard's services. The contact
number is 704-484-4888; or the Cleveland County website at http://www.sheriffclevelandcounty.com.
You may contact Lt. Briscoe directly at