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Shreveport Mounted Patrol horse dies from illness

A beloved member of the Shreveport Downtown Mounted Patrol died Friday morning.
A beloved member of the Shreveport Downtown Mounted Patrol died Friday morning.
"Hayes" patrolled the streets of downtown on his four legs with his police officer counter-parts.  According to the Mounted Patrol Support Group's Facebook Page, the five year old horse died after receiving treatment for a displaced colon.
Last October, five new horses began work with the patrol after being purchased and trained at Angola State Pen.
Officers in the mounted patrol watch over the downtown area on horseback and bicycle.

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