San Francisco police horse trots off to retirement

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Chief Toney Chaplin treated "Gunny" to a special party at Lefty O'Doul's. (KGO-TV)

A long-time veteran of the San Francisco police force trotted off to retirement on Wednesday.

Chief Toney Chaplin treated "Gunny" to a special party at Lefty O'Doul's. The chief had a hand in feeding the police horse a brunch bucket of carrots and apples.

It was all in celebration of Gunny's seven-year tenure with the force.

Former Mayor Willie Brown highlighted Gunny's role in protecting the public. "All of us in the public seem to respond very quickly if it is, in any method, the use of the horse. Crowd control and otherwise," he said.

The 19-year-old Tennessee Walker will become a pasture mate to his fellow San Francisco police horse, Strider, who retired a couple years ago.
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