I never really “got” the purpose of mounted police officers.
I can’t imagine that they ever really catch criminals, because as soon as the officer jumped off, the horse would run away … trampling innocent bystanders, as the officer ran calling “Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllld Fire!”
He’d run calling “Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllld Fire!”
He’d run calling “Wi hi hi hi hi hi hi hiiiiii hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiild Fire!”
The other hazard of mounted officers can clearly be seen in the photos above and below, which I took about half an hour ago.
That’s a solid three pounds of horse shit right there, folks. Either an officer’s horse took a massive dump, or Christine Gregoire cut herself while crossing Pike Street.