Honor Guard

The Honor Guard is utilized for funerals for both active and retired police officers and VIPs, parades, opening ceremonies, and other functions deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police or his designee.

Police Memorial
Located in front of the city hall building in downtown Newport News, Virginia, the Memorial was dedicated May 30, 1997.  This beautiful structure was a 3-year community effort and it is a symbol of our remembrance of those officers that have given service. The bronze figurines of the Memorial were created by Neil Brodin.

The Newport News Police Department observes National Police Week and National Peace Officers Memorial Day in May of each year.  During this time the Newport News Police Department honors those officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who continue to work diligently everyday to protect the communities they serve.

As a part of the memorial service, there is a procession of law enforcement personnel from the rear parking lot of Police Headquarters to the Police/Fire Memorial at City Hall. The procession is then followed by a wreath-laying at the monument and a gun salute. Chief Myers invites all sworn and civilian personnel, as well as anyone from the community, to join the Department’s Honor Guard and Pipe and Drum Corps in the procession and show their support for Law Enforcement.

Fallen Police Heroes (NNPD)
Robert H. Smith
Robert H. DeKorte
Weldon O. Bass
Claude T. Parks
Charles N. Doughty
Courtney W. Cook
Clarence E. Small
Wallace E. Nesbitt, Sr.
Dennis J. Roberts
Steven R. Rutherford
Larry D. Bland
June 11, 1919
September 23, 1921
September 25, 1933
September 10, 1943
August 11, 1946
June 24, 1961
June 24, 1961
January 8, 1970
March 20, 1981
January 12, 1994
May 13, 1994