Division Chief Tamara Nacho, Commander
Being the Honor Guard Commander gives me the opportunity to represent the Gila River Indian Community and Gila River EMS when called upon for ceremonial services. It is important and a privilege to show respect when laying our fallen brothers and sisters of public safety to rest. Because of this I hold the duties of the Honor Guard Commander to the highest standards.
EMT David Heath, Detail Commander
For me, the Honor Guard is more than the uniforms or parades, it’s about paying respect to those who have come before us and paid the ultimate price. It’s about honoring our timeless traditions and our brothers and sisters throughout all aspects of the public safety family. It also allows me to be a part of the traditions and ceremonies within the Gila River Indian Community by paying respect to community members as well as their families. It was a privilege for me to be allowed to start as well as command the Honor Guard and it is one of the things in my career that I’m most proud of.”
EMT Christopher Holsinger, Detail Commander
As a member of Gila River EMS and veteran of the United States Marine Corps it gives me the opportunity to honor the men and woman in public safety and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for someone they did not know and to honor the members of the Gila River Indian Community that I proudly serve.
Paramedic Daniel Atchison
I wanted to be on the Honor Guard to be able to further represent the Gila River Indian Community and Gila River EMS in a professional and positive manner. It is an honor in itself to be chosen to be an Honor Guard member.
Paramedic Brodie Carr
I already serve the Gila River Indian Community as a paramedic. I wanted to serve it more and be able to serve the ones that have served the Gila River Indian Community.
EMT Ramon Contreras
I wanted to join the Honor Guard because I felt this was a great way to represent our department and I am very proud of where I work. I also felt it would help me grow as a person. It has been an honor to serve as a member of the Gila River EMS Honor Guard.
EMT Deanna Corder
It is rewarding for me to be able to represent our department in this capacity. I believe that the honor guard brings tradition and respect to our services and those we serve. The pride, integrity, and uniformity is a way that I can show my honor.