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Man Arrested for Karate Kicking Police Horse

July 11, 2014
Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a "karate-like battle cry" and delivering what a spokesman calls "a jumping, double kick" to the horse's right thigh.

Killing Police Animals Now a Felony In New York

July 30, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that now makes it a felony to kill a police dog or horse, increasing the penalty from a misdemeanor when the law goes into effect in November.

Texas Man Burns Police Horse with Cigarette

July 24, 2013
An officer said he saw a man, later identified as 23-year-old Tyrone Branch Jr., take a lit cigarette and burn the right side of his police horse.

Minn. Officer Bucked In Mounted Unit Training

July 11, 2013
A Minneapolis Police officer was bucked and stepped on by her horse Wednesday during training but has escaped major injury.

LAPD Acquires Tractor for Mounted Unit

January 31, 2013
A new tractor is for the department's Mounted Platoon, which has about 30 horses on two acres in Atwater Village, just east of the 5 freeway and Griffith Park.

Man Slaps Ga. Police Horse at St. Patrick's Festival

March 20, 2012
Sebastian Konrad Laski slapped the horse on the rear at about 1 a.m. Sunday while officers were maintaining crowd control. Laski ran from arresting officers and continued to resist arrest after losing his shirt.

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.

Ky. Agency's Mounted Officers Get Mobile Computers

August 12, 2011
The Louisville (Ky.) Metro Police Department's mounted unit have begun using mobile data terminals while performing patrol duties. The devices are Panasonic hand-held U-1 computers.

Newest Detroit Recruit: Former Racehorse

May 18, 2011
The animal was donated by Denise Lutz, wife of retired automotive executive Bob Lutz, both of whom were instrumental in resurrecting the Detroit Police Mounted Unit after it was disbanded in 2005 for budgetary reasons.

Major Special Events Planning

April 25, 2011

Once the event starts, anything can happen. In other words, don't fight Murphy's Law but instead, embrace it as your credo; anything that can go wrong, will. The best time to handle a problem is before it ever starts, so incorporating contingency planning is critical to a successful event.

Philly Police Saddle Up Mounted Unit

February 17, 2011
Philadelphia faces mighty obstacles to buck the trend of disbanding horse patrol — constructing or renting stables; reacquiring equipment, including leather goods; training officers; purchasing special vehicles; and funding the unit in hard budgetary times.

Philly PD Seeks Donations To Bring Back Mounted Unit

November 5, 2010
Officials hope to establish the unit with $2 million for 10-12 hours. The unit was cut for budgetary reasons in 2006.

Houston PD's Mounted Unit

December 11, 2009

The Houston Police Department has one of the largest mounted patrol units in the country. Learn about it in this police recruitment video from Houston PD.

Chicago Man Charged with Punching Police Horse

August 11, 2009
A 21-year-old man spent the night in jail after he allegedly punched a Chicago police horse near the Lollapalooza music festival.

Nashville (Tenn.) Police Department

November 1, 2005

Last year, in addition to routine patrol duties, officers and their mounts worked more than 600 assignments and events, including NFL Tennessee Titans football games, funerals for fallen police officers, and visits to retirement homes and other community events.

Living Law Enforcement History

November 1, 2002

Some lesser-known outfits that helped keep the peace in the old days were short-lived or eventually evolved into state police or highway patrol units. Few of these groups have survived into the 21st century, but two carry on as volunteers assisting full-time law enforcement, much as they did long ago.

Dover (N.H.) Police Department

November 1, 2001

By looking to its past, the Dover (N.H.) Police Department has successfully adapted to the challenges of policing today.

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