Thames Valley Police have named their newest horse after PC Andrew Harper.
PC Harper was killed while he responded to a burglary in progress call in August 2019.
In a post shared on their Facebook page, Thames Valley Police Federation announced that their newest horse would be named after the heroic police officer.
Andrew’s wife, Lissie, met the horse, named ‘Harper’.
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Lissie said: the horse was: “a big friendly giant with huge feet and big ears…just perfect.”
Craig O’Leary, Chairman of Thames Valley Police Federation, said:
“I am absolutely delighted that the mounted section have chosen the name Harper for their latest horse and it’s a fitting tribute to our fallen colleague Andrew Harper, who was held in such high regard by us all.”
In October 2019, Thames Valley Police horses Mallory, Atlas, Odin and Luna led PC Harper’s funeral cortege from Oxford to Christchurch Cathedral.
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