This powerful picture is quickly going viral…and for good reason.
When Charlotte, a Houston Police horse, was fatally struck by a car last week, her accompanying patrol officer did a remarkable thing.
He got down on the street with her and held her as she took her final breaths. And the image of that powerful moment is quickly spreading.
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The Facebook post reads:
We’ve always said we support ALL animals, and know the relationship with those animals & their person is an incredible thing.
Yesterday, here in Houston, a police horse was spooked, bucked the rider & ran into the street where it was unfortunately then hit by a truck. The amazing part of this tragic story is what its rider did while she lay in the street. This is a pic of the officer laying with her while she took her last breath.
We admire the heart & strength of this officer because as you know, when you lose an animal, to be with them during their last breath is a heartbreaking & tough thing to do. Thank you to him for loving his partner & friend until the end. Our hearts go out to him & the HPD family.