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Farewell to police horse, Vegas

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Led by an honor guard, Sasso makes an emotional escort of her police horse, Vegas, before the euthanization at UW Madison Veterinary Care.

Assistant Chief Kari Sasso stands with her police horse, Vegas. Last summer, Vegas was diagnosed with Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease, which is incurable

The number of people expressing condolences showed how many people Vegas touched. The UW Mounted Patrol, established in 1989, often works in conjunction with mounted officers from other police departments.

Sasso, at right, receives a hug from Sgt. Cherise Cardine.

Nearly 40 colleagues and friends shared their condolences.

Sasso, at right, receives a hug from Sgt. Cherise Cardine.

Casey, a narcotics police dog for UWPD, and handler Sgt. Cherise Cardine visit with Sasso and Vegas.

Sasso looks on as fourth-year School of Veterinary Medicine students Lynn Roberts, center, and Gina Kim examine, Vegas, before sedating him for the euthanization.

Sasso shares a moment with Vegas. R.I.P Vegas FULL STORY : http://news.wisc.edu/farewell-to-our-police-horse-vegas/

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