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Fort Worth Police Welcome Valued Members to Its Mounted Patrol Unit

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On October 18, the Fort Worth Police Department posted to its Facebook account the details regarding eight horses which were recently donated to their Mounted Patrol Unit. The donation was made by the Citizens Support Group of Fort Worth, and the horses ranged in value from $3,500 to $6,500, but becoming more than simply a valued monetary asset – they’re treasured service animals and part of the team.

Fort Worth Police Department Welcomes Value Members to its Mounted Patrol Unit

Photo: Facebook/Fort Worth Police Department

The total value of the horse donation by the Citizens Support Group of Fort Worth is $39,000. According to the department’s Facebook post, “…The Support Group for the Fort Worth Police Department’s Mounted Patrol has worked with the city to provide horses, trailers, and various other items in support of our Mounted Patrol Unit.”

Fort Worth Police Department Welcomes Value Members to its Mounted Patrol Unit

Photo: Facebook/Fort Worth Police Department

This unit is charged with the duties of patrolling the historic Stockyards area, various city parking lots, mall areas and shopping centers, the city’s downtown core, as well as being especially useful when searching for missing people throughout rugged Texas terrain. Providing photos of three of their new Mounted Patrol Unit members, the Fort Worth Police Department welcomed Cole, Concho, and Charlie to their team!