Slideshow Farewell to our police horse, Vegas

January 11, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Police Department gathered on Tuesday for a final goodbye to long-time police horse Vegas, who was euthanized.

Vegas has been suffering from Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease, an incurable ailment that affects the horse’s ability to use his hind legs, causing a lot of pain.

Assistant Chief Kari Sasso worked with Vegas for the past 12 years, often providing crowd control at large public events on campus.

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