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Return of police horses would be welcome

I found the article about Councilor at Large Stephen Murphy’s tussle with Police Commissioner William Evans over the Mounted Police Unit to be most interesting (“Councilor calls out police commissioner,” Metro, June 25). Putting their spat aside, I’d like to speak to the purpose of the hearing itself: the possible return of police horses to Boston.

It is impossible for me to forget the sight, in the 1990s, of a mounted police officer on Boylston Street, right at Boston Common, chasing down and stopping an automobile in traffic to issue a well-deserved citation. At the time, I thought that this was an excellent way to allow the police to deal with problems on crowded city streets, and many of us love to see the horses in an old city.

Peter Dudensing


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