(As a side note, once again the media says “IT” instead of he.)
‘He was like my family,’ cop says of fallen police horse
By Erin Meyer Tribune reporter
4:58 p.m. CDT, August 30, 2011
The horse reared and struggled as if fighting an invisible assailant.
Chicago Police Officer Paul Casasanto, on mounted patrol at North Avenue beach, had slid off the horse as it began to struggle inexplicably.
“Mik just went down,” Casasanto said in to a police radio while holding tightly to the horse’s reins.