Heroic horses getting a new home on the National Mall

WTOP NEWS, WASHINGTON DC new home for the horses used by the U.S. Park Police will open soon, and should be completed before the end of the year along the National Mall. Construction crews just completed their work on the roof, a milestone that was celebrated last Friday. “Our horse-mounted unit was started in 1934,… Continue reading Heroic horses getting a new home on the National Mall

Photo of Houston Officer lying with dying police horse goes viral

Charlotte of Mounted in Houston, Texas. Image Source: Loreen Pantaleone who will be doing a painting of the fallen horse.

HOUSTON, TX  — (Mar. 27, 2017). A heartbreaking photo of a police officer laying in the street with a police horse after the animal was struck by a vehicle is going viral. According to the Houston Chronicle online (chron.com), Charlotte is a 6-year-old Tennessee Walker ridden by Officer D. Herrejon of the Houston Police Department. Charlotte… Continue reading Photo of Houston Officer lying with dying police horse goes viral

Two teens charged with break-in at Chicago Police Dept Stable

Chicago Mounted Police horse J.R. Photo: Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune.

The Chicago Tribune reports: Two boys, 14 and 16, were charged with injuring police animals and burglarizing the Chicago Police Department's Mounted Unit, according to the Chicago Police Department. The Chicago Police Department won't name the two or provide additional information about them because they're juveniles, according to a statement released by police. Each faces… Continue reading Two teens charged with break-in at Chicago Police Dept Stable

Lay off the horses, Mr. Obama

Horses on parade in Washingdon DC. St Patrick's Day 2008. Photo: Vivian Grant Farrell.

"Lay off the horses, Mr. Obama." That is the referenced article's title, not ours. However, neither of the presidential candidates seem to have a clue about horses. How sad, considering how much equines have benefited mankind. Horses also fought, injured and died in battle by the millions in the U.S., and are still used in… Continue reading Lay off the horses, Mr. Obama

SFPD to honor two horses Saturday in retirement ceremony

A special retirement ceremony is planned Saturday for two four-footed members of the San Francisco Police Department. Hawk, a 25-year-old American Quarter Horse who started with SFPD in 1998, and Hunter, an 18-year-old American Quarter Horse who came to SFPD in 2004, will spend their golden years at SF SPCA's 40-acre Police Horse Retirement Ranch… Continue reading SFPD to honor two horses Saturday in retirement ceremony

Police Departments Downsize, From 4 Legs to 2

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by MICHAEL COOPER He was a 10-year veteran of the Charleston Police Department, specializing in patrolling this city’s palmetto-lined streets, improving community relations and keeping big crowds in check — until his unit was disbanded, a victim of budget cuts. Napoleon lost his policing job, along with the… Continue reading Police Departments Downsize, From 4 Legs to 2

Mounted Police Horses get new home in Detroit

Residents Can Meet Mounted Horses At Open House July 24th Cross-posted from Channel 4 -- ClickOnDetroit The new barn located at 9000 Merrill Plaisance in Palmer Park was unveiled in a press conference. The Detroit Mounted Police was founded in 1893 to corral loose farm animals. The mounted patrol was disbanded in 2005, but was… Continue reading Mounted Police Horses get new home in Detroit

Police mount up for Denver convention (Wyo)

By BEN NEARY | Rapid City Journal | 24 Aug 2008 ------------------------ CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Officers from some smaller police departments in the West are saddling up to patrol the streets of Denver during this week's Democratic National Convention. With security tight and authorities bracing for the possibility of mass demonstrations, the Denver Police Department… Continue reading Police mount up for Denver convention (Wyo)

Conflicts mount over new home for HPD horses

This report just in from KHOU-TV, Channell 11 Houston By LEE MC GUIRE When they’re not on patrol, the 37 horses in HPD’s Mounted Patrol unit live in Memorial Park. The area is cramped says Lt. Randy Wallace. It’s also muddy, there’s no grass, and there isn’t much for the horses to do. “What we… Continue reading Conflicts mount over new home for HPD horses