- Associated Press - Monday, September 10, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The Rochester Police Department says its 18-year-old police horse is dead following a “catastrophic medical emergency.”

The department announced the death Monday, saying the horse named Raffi suffered the medical emergency on Sept. 1 before dying a short time later.

WHAM-TV in Rochester reports Raffi had been in the department’s Mounted Patrol Unit since 2011.

Police officials say they’re are sad to lose him, but say Raffi is now resting in peace.

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