Retiring SFPD Horses To Be Honored Monday Morning

San Francisco police are scheduled to hold a retirement ceremony for three horses from the department’s mounted unit this morning, according to police.

The ceremony will honor horses Hammer, Rebel and Magnum, police said.

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Hammer arrived for duty in April 2002 and retired Jan. 28 this year. Rebel began its tour of duty Jan. 20, 2011, and is scheduled to retire this month. Magnum served from March 2008 until it died May 17, police said.

Hammer and Rebel will retire to a farm in Davis, according to police.

In addition to the outgoing horses, the Police Department’s mounted unit will formally welcome two new additions, Quin and Strider, police said.

Both new horses began their police tours in January.

Rebel, Quin and Strider are all scheduled to be at the ceremony, which will be in front of Lefty O’Doul’s restaurant, at 333 Geary St.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

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  • Sherman Lee

    On June 24th 2013 70 plus Sergeants and Inspectors will be retiring. Each Officer with, on average 30 years of police experience. Do the math. Thats twenty one hundred years of police knowledge gone in one fell swoop. The landscape of law enforcement in San Francisco will change forever…

    I won’t miss the circus but I will miss the clowns

  • Sherman Lee

    On June 24th 2013 70 plus Sergeants and Inspectors will be retiring. Each Officer with, on average 30 years of police experience. Do the math. Thats twenty one hundred years of police knowledge gone in one fell swoop. The landscape of law enforcement in San Francisco will change forever…

    I won’t miss the circus but I will miss the clowns