NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — This NYPD mane-stay is off to retirement.
Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit is hanging up his hooves after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday.
NYPD Chief of Special Operations Chief Harry Wedin said Broadway will retire to a Connecticut pasture.
"This week, after 12 years as a crime fighter, Broadway is hanging up his shoes," Wedin tweeted. "Broadway has patrolled the streets of NYC after joining the #NYPD at the age of 5. He will be spending his retirement on a local farm in Connecticut. Congratulations & thank you for your service!"
The NYPD's Mounted Patrol Unit dates back to 1858 and currently features about 50 horses, according to the Chief Leader.