North Vernon officers complete honor guard school

Two North Vernon police officers recently completed training through the Goshen Police Department Honor Guard School.

Officer Seth Beville and Officer Lucas Newsom received training on proper marching, representation of the colors and line of duty death funeral procedures, according to a news release from North Vernon Police Department.

“The school was not only physically demanding but mentally demanding, as well,” Beville said. “There were days where we were given a drill and were expected to perform it perfectly a few short hours later. These drills were not always easy since it required us to work with and synchronize our movement with four to six other officers.”

The school was established in Goshen in February 1999 after the murder of Goshen Officer Thomas E. Goodwin.

Other members of the North Vernon Police Department have volunteered to serve on the honor guard, and they will be training in the future.

The department’s color guard is scheduled to debut Nov. 28 during the city’s annual Christmas parade.