INDIANAPOLIS -- For the second time in less than a month, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is mourning the loss of another mounted patrol horse.
Dusty, a 22-year-old Percheron quarter cross, was put down Tuesday morning due to lower leg issues. IMPD says the problems were "beyond the scope of repair."
“He was the rock and father of the herd," said Horse Patrol Association Executive Director Chris Golightly. "He was always placing the rookie or veteran horses in their place. He was a rock-solid, reliable horse for the Unit and he will be missed for sure,"