What it should have been just a regular day at the office for a policeman and his loyal horse partner, turned into a completely nightmare. Due a terrible accident, the four-legged officer got deadly injured. Lied on the ground, the poor horse was living her very last moments, with her friend comforting her, in a very dramatic scene!
Companions for over four years – since she was part of the Houston Police Department – Charlotte and officer D. Herrejon, were patrolling on the streets of the city, when something terrible happened. All of a sudden, the horse got spooked and run right in the middle of the street, where she got hit by a truck. Officer Herrejon who eventually fell off her back when she got startled, was looking in disbelief. But unfortunately, it was too late for the police horse!
With her leg broken and other injuries, Charlotte was having her final breaths, right there in the middle of the street. Heartbroken, officer Herrejon couldn’t believe his eyes, but all he could do was to be next to his faithful partner in her last moments. So he lied on the ground, next to Charlotte, put his arms around her neck and his head onto hers, and offered her some comfort. A truly heartbreaking moment as the two were sharing an incredible bond!
Later that day, the Houston Police Department confirmed their loyal police horse had gone, and they paid tribute to her in an emotional Facebook post.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Charlotte, an HPD Mounted Patrol horse, who passed in the line of duty this morning…”the post reads. “Charlotte came to HPD as an unstarted 2-year old Tennessee Walker from Oklahoma….She loved her job and was always ready to go to work putting bad guys in jail or giving nuzzles to children. She served the citizens of Houston for 4 years. She will be missed!”
The Police Department also shared a few photos of Charlotte during her life of service to the citizens of Houston!