Budget Woes Threaten Mounted Patrols

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http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/H/HORSE_PATROLS?SITE=LABAT&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Budget cuts are endangering horse patrols maintained by many cities, the Associated Press reports. Mounted patrols are popular among the public, but some cities consider them a luxury, said Sgt. Alex Wynnyk of the U.S. Park Police in Washington D.C., who trains mounted patrols. The future of a six-horse unit in Dayton costing $19,000 a year is in doubt. Disbanding the unit would provide . . .

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