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LAPD Responds to Southern California Wildfires

Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department have been responding to the area's rash of wildfires this week, serving a wide variety of missions. One of their missions has been to help animals trapped in the fire zones. Officers from the LAPD's equestrian unit helped rescue horses trapped in the massive Creek Fire in Sylmar. The Creek Fire started Tuesday morning and has destroyed at least 30 homes and burned nearly 11,500 acres. Within the city limits LAPD officers responded to the Skirbal Fire, which erupted early Wednesday morning next to the 405 freeway near Mulholland Drive. The Skirball fire has burned nearly 500 acres and destroyed four homes in Bel-Air. Neither fire is contained.

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LAPD Officers Work to Save Animals from Wildfires

Officers from the LAPD's equestrian unit helped rescue horses trapped in the massive Creek Fire in Sylmar.

TX Man Accused of Using Dog to Attack Police Horses

Police were trying to determine whether the dog attack was deliberate, so they reviewed surveillance footage from HALO cameras posted in that area, the affidavit said. The video showed that Farmer followed the mounted police unit with his dog on his shoulder. There, he lowered his dog onto the street, the document said.

MN Man Accused of Punching Police Horse

A 22-year-old man is accused of running up to a mounted police officer in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning and punching a police horse.

Police: PA Woman at Anti-Shariah Rally Attacked Police Horse

A Philadelphia woman is jailed on charges she attacked a police horse during a weekend demonstration against Shariah law in Harrisburg, PA.

First Person: Working in the Saddle

The men and women on the Mounted Unit were able to ride and control those horses in chaotic scenes in a way that made it look effortless. I've always loved animals and I knew after seeing the Mounted Unit in action that I wanted to give it a try.

BLM Activist Accused of Punching Houston Police Horse Faces Charges

A Black Lives Matter supporter accused of punching a Houston police horse last week during an anti-Donald Trump protest was taken into custody Monday after a Houston judge raised her bail

Video: Philly Flash Mob Attacks Campus Officers, Students, Police Horse

Four juveniles were arrested in a series of flash mob-style attacks on Temple University's campus this weekend that left students and police officers hurt, police and university officials said.

Businesses Working to Bring Back Boston PD's Mounted Unit

Boston business leaders are working to help raise the $1 million to $1.5 million needed to get officers back in the saddle, patrolling parks and parades as part of a new mounted unit.

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Michigan Deputy Dies from Memorial Day Parade Injuries

A Branch County (MI) Sheriff's deputy who was bucked off his horse during a Memorial Day parade has died.