- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say a member of the Detroit Police Department’s Mounted Unit has died after suffering a heart attack while on duty.

Police said 49-year-old Sgt. Joseph Abdella died Friday. He was with the department for 21 years.

The department said in a statement that Abdella served “with dignity and honor” and “his presence will be greatly missed.”

More information is expected to be released early this week.

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