Cleveland Police Mounted Unit Highlights Anisfield Book Awards

The Cleveland Police Foundation and the Cleveland Division of Police Mounted Unit were pleased to participate in the Cleveland Foundation’s recent Anisfield Book Awards event.  The event was held at Cleveland’s historic Dunham Tavern on September 27. 

150 attendees were there to hear Anisfield Book Awards winner and Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks discuss her book, Horse.  The book is based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred, Lexington, who became America’s greatest stud sire. 

With the equine theme in place, The Cleveland Foundation asked the support of having members of the the Mounted Unit in attendance, which it did.  The horses were treated with apples and carrots provided by The Cleveland Foundation for guests to meet and interact with the Unit. 

Board member and Mounted Unit Trust Chair Woods King was also given the opportunity to provide all in attendance with a historic overview of a century of outstanding accomplishments by the Mounted Unit. Author Geraldine Brooks and the audience were overwhelmingly impressed by Woods’ presentation and the Mounted Unit representation.  A wonderful event and evening for all.


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