Clemson University Police Department

Honor Guard

The Clemson University Police Department Honor Guard is a uniformed ceremonial unit that serves the Clemson University community. The Honor Guard is a part of the Uniformed Patrol Division, and is comprised of four certified police officers and offers such services as colorguards, posting of colors and parades. The Honor Guard strives to bring pride, honor and dignity not only to Clemson University, but also to the calling of police service.

The CUPD Honor Guard shares its origins with the memorial services of Clemson University son Walter “Dean” Cox Jr., in July 2006, when Captain James Gowan enlisted the help of two officers to act as a high-profile event support.  While referred to as the “Honor Guard”, the team was not officially recognized until July of 2007, when Chief Johnson Link approved the formation of the team within the organizational structure of the police department. Since then, the Honor Guard has performed in area events such as the Massing of the Colors in Greenville, SC and Clemson’s annual First Friday Parade, where the colorguard led the Division of Student Affairs.

The Clemson University Police Department Honor Guard would love to hear from our community members! If you would like to have the Honor Guard support your event, or would like to leave a comment, please do not hesitate to contact us at police@clemson.edu.

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