The Lakeland Police Honor Guard participated Tuesday night in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' "Lakeland Community Night" at Tropicana Field by posting the colors for the National Anthem before the game. City Commissioner Glenn Higgins threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Lakeland's night at the Trop, a fast ball that did not register much on the radar gun but would have still be called a strike!
Members participating in the event include Sgt. B. Shanley, Officer D. Vachon, Officer T. Thompson, Officer W. Long, and Officer S. Jett. Honor Guard Supervisor Sgt. H. Lehman accompanied the group as well.
Our Honor Guard is comprised of volunteers who serve a various functions, including funeral services, memorial services, and other department events. They practice their skills to maintain a sharp, crisp appearance whenever called upon to perform their services. We appreciate their dedication and the untold sacrifices they make to represent the department.
And for the record, the Devil Rays fell to the visiting Detroit Tigers by a score of 14 - 2.
-Asst Chief Bill LePere