Honor Guard

The Sheriff's Office has an active Honor Guard unit. This unit is led by Commander Sergeant Ken Brand. Other members include Captain Dave Gerber, Sergeant Josh Staggs, and Sergeant Troy Anhalt. The Honor Guard is called upon to serve as pallbearers, casket attendees, and lead vehicle in funeral processions of current and retired law enforcement officers from all over the state of Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. 

Patrick Bolton

Annually during National Police Week in May a wreath-laying ceremony is held at the Walworth Cemetery in remembrance of Patrick Bolton who died in the line of duty August 26, 1966.

Bolton Grave
In Memory of Ray Patrick Bolton

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office is a member of the Wisconsin Honor Guard Association.  As members, the Honor Guard deputies are trained to a state standard that all members adhere to, which allows for uniformed Honor Guard members supplementing manpower at law enforcement funerals.  They also present colors (flags) at approved special events as requested, such as National Night Out.

Honor Guard