- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the Los Angeles Police Department’s horses is retiring after 18 years on the job.

KNBC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1gQaFJU ) that Cowboy will be placed with the Pasadena-based program Move a Child Higher, Inc., which provides horseback riding activities to children with disabilities.

Cowboy is the second LAPD horse to join the program.

The 21-year-old quarter-horse gelding joined the police force at 3 years old and has since helped with crowd control, crime suppression and even protection duty for the President of the United States. Head horse trainer Officer Joe Willey says Cowboy has worked with every officer who has been in the department while he has.

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Information from: KNBC-TV, https://www.nbc4.tv/


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