The work that police animals do is both respectable and potentially hazardous at times.
In addition, they show the same level of loyalty to their partners that their partners do to them.
For the past four years, Officer D. Herrejon and Charlotte, his horse, have worked together to accomplish their works. She was only two years old when she made her way from Oklahoma to the Houston Police Department (HPD) as an unstarted Tennessee Walker.
Charlotte excelled in the barefoot and natural horsemanship lessons offered by the Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol (HPD Mounted Patrol). She was able to achieve an excellent score on the examination. Because of this, she was quickly sent to work as a security officer in the city of Houston.
And she was excellent in the work that she did.
She supported Officer Herrejon in apprehending the criminals and providing assistance to the youngsters. She was, alas, engaged in that activity when she was taken from this world far too soon.
It was a typical day for the police officers who patrolled the streets of Houston. Charlotte was startled as a loud noise suddenly came from behind.
Keese Smith, the Houston Police Department’s official spokesman, made the announcement:
“The horse got spooked by something from behind, and when she spun around, she actually struck a cement truck.”
Officer Herrejon was thrown to the ground by Charlotte and was then transported to the hospital for further examination. Fortunately, he did not sustain any serious wounds.
When it came to Charlotte, the accident left her with such serious injuries that they were forced to put her to death at the site.
Officer Herrejon was finally able to make it back to Charlotte in time to share their final moments together. While he was lying on the ground next to her, he spoke soothing words to her that made her transition into the hereafter easier.
And those final moments were so significant in their own right.
Charlotte found it reassuring to know that the last face she had seen and the last voice she had heard belonged to the person who had been there for her.
There was was an animal lover named Jessi who confronted her veterinarian with a challenging topic, and this is what her veterinarian had to say in response.
“Asked my vet what the hardest part was about his job &he said when he has to put an animal down 90% of owners don’t actually want to be in the room when he injects them so the animal’s last moments are usually them frantically looking around for their owners & [to be honest] that broke me,” Jessi wrote on her Twitter account.
Even though Charlotte isn’t exactly a pet, she is still an animal that has a human companion and is cherished by human.
In addition, it was deeply heartbreaking for the residents of Houston, who had a high regard for the police force as well as their animals.