HOUSTON, TX_ A police officer was captured comforting his dying horse after she was hit by a truck. According to the Houston Police Departments Facebook page, Charlotte, the Mounted Patrol horse, died in the line of duty. Her rider was Officer D. Herrejon.
Charlotte came to their department as an unstarted 2-year old Tennessee Walker from Oklahoma. She began working the streets of Downtown Houston within a short time of being started under saddle, after passing her evaluations with flying colors.
“She loved her job and was always ready to go to work putting bad guys in jail or giving nuzzles to children. She served the citizens of Houston for 4 years. She will be missed.”
The Animal Justice League also took to Facebook to offer their condolences.
“We admire the heart & strength of this officer because as you know, when you lose an animal, to be with them during their last breath is a heartbreaking & tough thing to do. Thank you to him for loving his partner & friend until the end. Our hearts go out to him & the HPD family. 🐴❤ RIP Charlotte.“
After the accident, Officer Herrejon was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He is doing well.