FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Chicago Beachgoers Witness Police Horse's Seizure

August 30, 2011  | 

Chicago Police Officer Paul Casasanto is mourning the loss of Mik, his equine partner who suffered a fatal seizure while patrolling North Beach in Monday.

Officer Casasanto slid off the horse as it began to struggle inexplicably, and watched as the his horse folded to the ground, kicked its hind legs and lay motionless. "Mommy, what's wrong with the horse?" a little blond boy asked, tugging on his mother's beach bag.

Mik was named after a fallen police officer and to Officer Casasanto "like family."

Source: Chicago Tribune

Tags: Chicago PD, Mounted Units, Tourist Destinations


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

bob @ 4/6/2013 6:30 PM

years ago i worked in downtown and was on state street and i saw chicagos police on horseback and i was proud knowing that the people from everywere can feal proud of these fine exsamples of safty not only for chicago but fore everyone who goes to chicago

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Cop Killer Suspect Eric Frein in Custody in Pennsylvania
After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in...
Video: Ohio Pursuit Ends When Suspect Crashes into Bar
Newly released police dash camera video from an Avon, Ohio, police cruiser shows a chase...
Anti-Violence Organizers Charged with Severely Beating Man
Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have...
Halloween Canceled in Northeastern Pennsylvania Mountains Because of Frein Manhunt
The ongoing manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania for the suspect in the deadly state...
Holder Pressures Ferguson PD for "Wholesale Change"
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was a need for “wholesale change”...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine