Fresno Police Mounted Patrol Hosts Fundraiser

Fresno Police Mounted Patrol Hosts Fundraiser

Scores of people came out Saturday night to keep the mounted patrol unit going in the Fresno Police Department. You've probably seen the officers on horseback during the holidays at River Park and Fashion Fair. They also work the Big Fresno Fair and Mardi Gras in the Tower District, big events where crowd control is needed.
Scores of people came out Saturday night to keep the mounted patrol unit going in the Fresno Police Department.

You've probably seen the officers on horseback during the holidays at River Park and Fashion Fair. They also work the Big Fresno Fair and Mardi Gras in the Tower District, big events where crowd control is needed.

The unit does not get funding through the city budget.

So Saturday night they held their inaugural fundraiser to pay for feed, veterinary care, horse shoes, everything that is needed to keep the horses healthy.

"This is a way for us to continue the unit and retire some of our older horses and bring in some newer horses. And basically make sure it's a growing entity within the department," said Officer Dave Dechow, a member of the Mounted Patrol Unit.

The unit has five horses right now. They would like to add more.

If you missed the fundraiser and would like to make a donation to the unit, contact Sergeant William Dooley at the Fresno Police Department at
(559) 621-3000 ext. 3343 or bill.dooley@fresno.gov.
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