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Cleveland Fire Department Honor Guard

From Left to Right: Honor Guard Commander, Lt. Donnie Sherlin, Lt. Steve Haun, FF Chuck Payne, FF Ron Harrison, FF Duane Sullivan, FF Dennis Duggins, FF Micah Akins, Fire Chief Bob Gaylor, Eng. Brent Runyon, FF James Rogers, FF Eric McAmis, Lt. Mike Pierce, FF Hank Pate, Lt. Robert A. Gaylor, Rev. Bill Griffith, (Also not pictured: Lt. Greg Hooper, FF Jasen Parks)

Below are additional group photos of the Honor Guard.

(Photos by Scott Cunnyngham)

Purpose of the Honor Guard

The purpose of the honor guard is to represent the Cleveland Fire Department in various events such as funerals, parades, and award ceremonies.

History of the CFD Honor Guard

The Cleveland Fire Department Honor Guard was formed in 1993 . Click Here to see a photo that contains the original members of the honor guard, however since the photo was taken, several members, due to retirement and other reasons, have left. The names that are mentioned in the "not pictured" section are the replacements for those who have left.

We currently have 16 members in the unit.

William V. Ragsdale Memorial Award

The Honor Guard held a ceremony on December 16, 1996 to establish the William V. Ragsdale award. This award will be presented each year to the Honor Guard member who has shown dedication and devoted their time and effort to all Honor Guard events. We are proud to list the members who have received this award of merit below.


Recipients of the William V. Ragsdale
Memorial Award

1996 Kevan Parker

1997 Capt. Buddy Smith

1998 Lt. Greg Hooper

1999 Lt. Mike Pierce

2000 Lt. Donnie Sherlin

We are extremely proud of the outstanding work our Honor Guard does. Keep up the good work.



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