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Boston’s mounted police unit

May 18, 1927: Patrolman Patrick Hurley watched the horses being exercised in the corral.
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May 18, 1927: Patrolman Patrick Hurley watched the horses being exercised in the corral.

Boston’s Mounted Police Unit began officially in 1870 and patrolled the city for more than 135 years.