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Wilmington Police Department Weekly Bulletin 10-18-2019

Mounted Unit Receives Horse Trailer

Comet, Crescent and Elton have a brand new trailer thanks to a $12.000 donation by Wilmington Central Rotary.

The 15-foot slant load horse trailer includes three stalls, each with it’s own barn door, and a carpeted dressing room with saddle racks and bridle hooks for use at community events.

In addition to those upgrades, the trailer will solve a major transportation issue for the WPD Mounted Unit.

“We haven’t had a three-horse trailer in a few years and it’s always a big problem during hurricanes, when we have to evacuate, or when there’s an event going on, because we have to find another way to transport the horses together,” says Captain Kathy Cochran. “Wilmington Central Rotary has always been a big supporter and we’re certainly appreciative of this donation.”

Mayor Bill Saffo was on hand during an official presentation on Tuesday. This is one of the largest donations made to the Wilmington Police Department by a single group or business in recent years.

To show thanks, Wilmington Central Rotary’s logo has been prominently displayed on the trailer along with each horse’s name.