Bethlehem Police Division introduces latest Mounted Patrol horse to native retirement neighborhood

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Bethlehem Police Division launched its latest Mounted Patrol horse to a neighborhood retirement neighborhood Tuesday.

The horse, and his human associate, paid a go to to a resident who helped carry the horse to the Bethlehem space.

Residents of the Moravian Village of Bethlehem say having horses locally is an effective way to bridge the hole.

“To see the horses and I believe there’s one thing about horses and folks that basically brings out the most effective in each,” mentioned Moravian Village resident Barnaby Roberts.

All of it started with resident Larry Heinrich, who attended Musikfest a number of years in the past and was impressed with town’s Mounted Patrol Unit.

“Should of been 100 children and so they’re working and so they’re taking part in video games and it is fantastic that the police are there and the youngsters be taught that police are your folks they are not your enemies,” Heinrich mentioned.

When the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit mentioned they wanted one other horse, Heinrich helped to supply the funds wanted to buy 5-year-old Mason.

“We go to any occasion that we’re assigned to or that we are able to truly attend throughout the metropolis, we go to the faculties, they’re native and we’re on a patrol virtually daily,” mentioned Bethlehem Police Officer Mark Kuntzman.

Mason formally obtained his badge as an officer in December and residents can count on to see him at a few of the native occasions.

“I really like horses and everbody at all times needs to return see the horses, and all people simply talks to us so I really feel just like the horses do a extremely good job of bridging the hole locally all around the metropolis,” Kuntzman mentioned.

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