In the year 2004, the Cumberland Police Department selected four officers to serve as the department's honor guard. Cpl. Chris McCann is the Supervisor of the Honor Guard.
Honor Guard Purpose
The Honor Guard was created to represent the department at police funerals, parades, ceremonial occasions, and other civic events. Tragically, a police officer falls in the line of duty approximately every 53 hours in the United States.
The Cumberland Police Department Honor Guard was created to respectfully pay tribute to these fallen Heroes by attending their services throughout the State of Maryland, and surrounding states.
Upon request of the
family, members of the Honor Guard may serve as pallbearers for the
department personnel who died while actively employed by, or who have
retired from, the Cumberland Police Department or allied agencies.