Honor Guard

The City of Tualatin, Oregon Official Website

The Tualatin Police Honor Guard was founded in 2001. Its members are volunteer members of the regular Tualatin Police Department's sworn staff. They participate in local and regional ceremonial activities that are focused on honoring the United States of America, the State of Oregon, the City of Tualatin and the Metropolitan Region. The members of the Honor Guard take part in the Posting of Colors at meetings, sporting events and conventions. In addition, they honor local public figures, more commonly their fallen comrades, at funerals and memorial services throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

Members of the Tualatin Police Honor Guard must be adept at march choreography, the military manual of arms, U.S. flag protocol, ceremonial flag folding, funerary protocol and the ability to remain motionless at attention, parade rest or ordered arms for extended periods.

The Honor Guard's current appearance includes midnight trousers trimmed in gold and black banding, a midnight tunic trimmed in gold and accented by highly polished basket weave gun belts, holsters and accessories and by appropriate shoulder cording, topped with a black campaign hat, accented in gold accessories. Shoulder cording is used to signify different occasions. Gold cording is used for most events and black cording for memorial services and funeral watches. The official tartan of the Tualatin Police Department is the 42nd Regiment of Foot Blackwatch.

The Tualatin Police Honor Guard is proud to join other police honor guards in the region including Beaverton Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Tigard Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Corrections and the Oregon State Police.