NOPD’s mini horse Patch officially sworn in

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department officially swore in Patch, the one-eyed, miniature horse on Thursday, April 18.

In a social media post, the New Orleans Police Department announced that Patch was sworn in by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

“It’s official-our beloved Patch the mini horse is a full-fledged NOPD Officer!!! Patch was sworn in today by Mayor LaToya Cantrell. The 15-year-old got his own badge and a proclamation from the New Orleans City Council. Geaux Patch Geaux!!!,” the post read.

Patch is three feet tall and only has one eye. He was born with a birth defect, so they removed his eye. He is an emotional support animal for the other horses in the Mounted Unit, as well as the police officers.

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