Broadway is retiring! The 12-year NYPD veteran horse is hanging up his hoofs [PHOTOS]

Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday.
Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday. Photo credit NYPD

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.

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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.

Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday.
Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday. Photo credit NYPD
Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday.
Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday. Photo credit NYPD
Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday.
Broadway, a veteran horse on the NYPD's mounted unit, is retiring to a local Connecticut farm after 12 years of service, the department announced Sunday. Photo credit NYPD