Mounted Police Unit Disbanded in San Diego

The San Diego mounted police unit is being disbanded and the horses sold due to budget deficits, according to an article by Helen Gao at

The mounted unit was formed in 1983 to patrol 1,200-acre Balboa Park following a celebrity murder in the park. Since that time the mounted unit has taken on many other duties at a variety of locations, including "gang suppression in southeastern San Diego and to provide extra security at the beaches and shopping malls during the holidays," according to the article.

In January all eight mounted police horses and most of the equipment will be auctioned off.

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Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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