Save the Seattle Mounted Patrol

A good family friend, Mary’s father is a Sergeant in the Seattle Police Department’s Mounted Patrol {aka police on horseback} and shared this touching story with me and I wanted to take time to share it with my readers too. 

I for one, didn’t realize what an impact the Mounted Patrol had on the community.  After watching this video, I had a new found respect for the men and women who have fought to keep the Mounted Patrol alive and in operation here in Seattle.  I’d love it if you could take a moment to watch this video, displaying all that the Mounted Patrol does and how you can help them continue to serve.  Take special note of the narrator, that’s Mary’s dad, Sergeant Grant Ballingham!

“For over a hundred years the Seattle Police Department has had a Mounted Patrol Unit.  They perform a variety of safety and outreach functions. The SPD’s budget constraints put the Mounted Patrol in jeopardy, until the Seattle Police Foundation stepped up to help preserve this important tool.

About This Video

“When the future of Seattle’s Mounted Patrol Unit came into significant question, anyone I spoke to about it wanted to know what he or she could do to help save it. This video was created entirely by donated time, effort and equipment from a group of Seattle’s finest creative people in short format production. Many thanks to the following team and to those who helped put me in touch with them along the way.”


Save Our Horses from Police Foundation on Vimeo


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and being a loyal reader of my blog!!

5 Responses to Save the Seattle Mounted Patrol
  1. Jennifer
    February 8, 2011 | 6:03 AM

    Hi, found you on Follow Me Back Tuesday hop! Would love for you to pop in for a visit on my blog if you get a chance
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  2. Krista
    February 8, 2011 | 7:30 AM

    Cute Blog! I am a new follower! Happy Tuesday! I’d love a follow back if you get time!

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    February 8, 2011 | 9:52 AM

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  4. Mary
    February 8, 2011 | 10:55 AM

    Thanks Cori!!! The Mounted Unit is super important and we totally appreciate any support we can get! Save the horses!!!

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    February 8, 2011 | 4:36 PM

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