Monday, May 16, 2011

Honor Guard in DC

The CPD Honor Guard put on a good show in Washington:
  • The Honor Guard placed 2nd in the D.C competition and received the chief judge award for the freestyle portion for the 2nd year in the row.
Congratulations Officers.

Here's a shot someone sent from one of the events.

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Anonymous Westside, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Well done, boys and girls! It was nice to see old friends once again assembled for the most humbling of all law enforcement gatherings.

Til next year...RIP fallen brothers and sisters.

5/16/2011 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD pipe band also took second place in the pipe/drum competition held Saturday.

5/16/2011 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how you join the Color Guard?

Is it legit? Or is it like most (sadly) everything else on this job, you have to know somebody?

I did drill team in ROTC and then in the Military but have never seen anything on the CPD and I do not know any of the Officers on the team.

I still take pride in things like this and would like to be a part of it.

By the way, GREAT JOB Officers.

5/16/2011 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for everyone that came. This is an important part of our job. Too bad the local media doesnt cover this. I was surprised to see some good press over the weekend about some CPD guys though. Nice job area two guys!
I love that kids march in St. jude's. Its a family day for me and has been for 19 years.

5/16/2011 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I'll ask....what entails the "Freestyle" portion?

That said, our guys look very, very good at every function I've seen them at.

Who won the top spot? The surfer boys from LAPD?

5/16/2011 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Obama blew us off again this year. No show tells us that we are shit to him, IMHO...

Sgt. B. Rapa (RET)

5/16/2011 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in DC and I have to say that I was so impressed with the CPD turnout. We stood next to NYPD and LAPD and our numbers were far greater than theirs. We also had a lot of officers that stayed until the end.....we did a little ceremony with LAPD and all the passersby stopped to watch and take pictures. The families of our 5 fallen brothers were seated nearby and watched the mini CPD/LAPD ceremony. It was truly a proud day for CPD and we represented our brothers well. I also noticed a few gold stars, including D/S Jackson.

5/16/2011 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In answer to 0630 poster, the Honor Guard is probably the only group that is legit. Several times a year there is a blurb in the Department's Dailey Bulletin looking for Officer's that would like to try out for the Honor Guard. Initial tryouts are held where your marching is evaluated, your reasoning for wanting to be on the Honor Guard is evaluated and you are required to do a 30 minutes stand at ceremonial parade rest. If those who are in charge like what they see you are invited back to train for training, which is held normally once a month for six months then you test out. If you do well then your are asked to join, where you are on probation for another six months then you become a member. The department dictates how many members we can have. There is no phone call to be made, just come up to one of us and tell us you have an interest and you will be put in touch with the responsible individual. Not sure when the next Daily Bulletin will be posted looking for volunteers, so just hit one of us up.

The freestyle portion is eight minutes of whatever the team wants to do. Chicago is known for honoring our own fallen, usually somewhat emotionally charged. The other components that make up the competition is the posting of colors and a very difficult uniform inspection.

5/16/2011 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The competition has three phases, uniform inspection (not like our wednesday inspections) Colors Presentation, and the "Freestyle". teams are given 8 minutes to put on a routine of their choice. Most tems perform rifle drills. Our HG prefers to Honor our Fallen HEROS by putting together unique, family style presentations. The judges this year were USMC Ceremonial HG from 8th and I Wash DC. And The US Army Old Guard. First place went to the US Border Patrol, and third was from PEEL Canada.

5/16/2011 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are out of Preventive programs. They should have details.

5/16/2011 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREEN: Obama hits the links rather than honor police dead

5/16/2011 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay. God Bless the CPD.

5/16/2011 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mk again makes her self know helping families of fallen officers... God what would CPD do with out her?

5/17/2011 03:57:00 AM  

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