As many of you may already know the Denver Police Department has a Mounted Patrol Unit. Perhaps you’ve even seen the officers and horses patrolling the neighborhoods of Stapleton recently. What some of you may not know however is the horses in our Mounted Patrol Unit are donated to us by a very generous citizen and longtime supporter of the Denver Police Department – Betty Robertson. Betty Robertson is a retired school teacher and has been providing the Denver Police Department with horses for many years. In fact she gave us a new horse a month ago. We are very grateful and excited about our new horse!
Now for the fun part – our newest team member needs a name. In the past and to honor Betty Robertson’s generosity, the naming rights of the new horse went to the children of a Denver elementary school. Therefore I am proud and very excited to announce that Isabella Bird Community School was selected as the school to name our new horse! This is a great occasion and hasn’t happened in some time. The last horse named was in 2012. Isabella Bird Community School is a great school and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with them.
The following is the schedule for the horse naming celebration:
Tuesday 4/18 at 130pm to 230pm – The Denver Police Mounted Patrol Unit will introduce the horse to be named to the children. There will be an opportunity for the children to pet the horses. Also, the children will provide 10 names to choose from to the MPU. The MPU will then select 3 of the names as the final choices and return them to be voted on by the children over the next 2 weeks before the unveiling of the new name.
Tuesday 5/2 at 2pm to 3pm – The children will announce the name of the horse after their vote. The result of the vote and name of the horse will not be known to the Denver Police until announced by the children on this day. The whole school will be present for the announcement.