- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Officials say New Castle County Police’s mounted patrol will be deployed in downtown Wilmington in an effort to show a safe environment for residents and businesses.

Police Chief Bobby Cummings tells The News Journal (https://delonline.us/1iUseKg ) that the police officers on horses will be patrolling the area starting Friday.

Cummings says police want to reassure people that they are working to make sure the “city is safe.”

On Monday, police say a man was stabbed to death while protecting a mother and her baby from a knife-wielding attacker in Rodney Square.

Earlier this year, business community leaders said the city had a lot of work to do to ensure their employees felt safe downtown, or they would consider relocating.

Wilmington has seen 91 shooting incidents, including 20 fatal shootings, since January.

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