Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The way we were...police horse gets the boot because of 'bad attitude'

Miami News, Dec. 4, 1984.

30 years ago this week the Miami News reported that Travelin Gambler, a 10 year-old Appaloosa assigned to the Metro Police Department's mounted patrol unit, was being kicked off the force after just two years of service.

In a memo to Metro commissioners, County Manager Merrett Stierheim wrote that the horse had "developed behavioral problems and has become very aggressive and uncontrollable, unseating riders."


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