Baltimore police mounted unit celebrates 125 years

BALTIMORE - We're all excited for the arrival of the Preakness horses.

But there are other horses in the city that are always around, helping those who serve and protect. The Baltimore mounted unit will patrol this year's Preakness, and they gave us a preview of the horses.

The horses can go places where officers on foot and in a car can't go, and have more visibility in large crowds,

"Obviously we can see above the crowd, we can see above the horses and the event to make sure everybody is safe and sound,” said Sgt. Ron Howard with the Baltimore City Police. “It's a great day for us to interact with the public so they get to meet our horses."

The Baltimore police mounted unit celebrated its 125th anniversary and proudly serves as the nation's oldest continuously operated mounted patrol unit.

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