How much more our identity as a City are we willing to sacrifice, Riverfest, cultural events and now the HPD mounted unit. How many of our corporations had been contacted for help. One high ranking official from a local corporation that I spoke with stated they would have been more than willing to help but they had "virtually no communications from Mayor Bronin or his staff", Sad.
According to sources at HPD, the remaining two horses, Daley and Toohey have been donated to the Connecticut Governor's Horse Guard unit, who will take over the maintenance and care of the horses. Apparently, the other equipment (saddles, trailers, vehicles, etc)as well as the stables will be kept by HPD on the hopes that if and when police staffing gets back to proper levels, the unit can be reconstituted.
Despite campaign promises by Mayor Luke Bronin to hire as many as 70 officers in his first year, no officers have been hired yet. Bronin is now in his second year as Mayor. As of June of this year, HPD may be short more than 145 officers
1GHG Acceptance Letters Daley, Toohey on Scribd