Honor Guard

The Honor Guard represents Bedford Fire Department at funerals, badge pinning ceremonies, memorial services, and any other function authorized or requested by the Fire Chief. Requests should be made through Fire Administration.

For questions or would like to make a request for the Bedford Honor Guard, please contact Deputy Chief James Richardson at 817-952-2500.

Department Bagpiper

As a member of our fire department honor guard, Ron Butler is the Fire Department bagpiper. He plays for the department and as a member of a competition pipe band. The tradition of bagpipes being played at fire and police department personnel funeralsgoes back over 150 years in the U.S. When the Irish and Scottish immigrated to the U.S., they brought many of their traditions with them, including the Great Highland Bagpipe, which is often played at Celtic weddings, funerals, and ceilidhs or celebrations (pronounced kay-lee).

Ron Butler Playing Bagpipes