FPD Honor Guard represents Police Department and Town during Police Week
Last week four members of the Fishers Police Department’s Honor Guard traveled to Washington, DC to participate in Police Week. Sergeant Wayne Druelinger, Officer Rob Thompson, Officer Rob Bowling, and Officer Ryan Jones were given the opportunity to serve in the National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service. Three of the four officers joined other officers from across the United States in the cordon, set up along the memorial entrance, as families of the fallen officers were escorted to their seats. The fourth officer participated as a ceremonial backdrop on the stage.
During this trip, they also participated in honor guard training with the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guard” at Fort Myer, VA. This group of highly skilled soldiers is the Ceremonial Unit of the United States Army and it is also where the soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are selected.
On May 14th, The Baltimore Orioles played the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. Druelinger, Thompson, Bowling, and Jones were given the opportunity to present the colors during the National Anthem. This was a very unique experience as it is unusual for an out of state honor guard to be given this distinguished opportunity.
Chief of Police George Kehl stated, “These four officers consistently display a high level of dedication and professionalism.” “We are proud to have them represent the police department on a national level”, continued Chief Kehl.