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Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Unit

 

Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Unit

 

 

Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Unit

Sheriff's Mounted Unit Makes Historic Appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena

 

PASADENA, CA. January 2nd, 2017

 

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit appeared today, January 2, 2017 for the first time ever in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.  The group of 10 deputy riders to include Sheriff Bill Brown and four deputy outwalkers along with a team of horses made the 5 ½ mile trek down Colorado Boulevard this morning. 

The team was cheered on by the hundreds of thousands of spectators all along the parade route.  Lt. Erik Raney who was the Parade Marshall for the Sheriff’s Office said it was a great experience from beginning to end.  He said, “It was heartwarming to have the support of the crowd, many of whom thanked us for our service to the community and cheered for Santa Barbara.  After months of planning and preparation, the day went off seamlessly and was well worth all the effort.”

Sheriff Bill Brown who led the Mounted Unit on the parade route said it a proud day for the Sheriff’s Office.  He said, “It was a great honor for us to be in the Tournament of Roses Parade.  I applaud the dedication of all of the members of our Mounted Unit and I continue to be proud to ride with them.”

The Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit has been in existence for the past 27 years and has been an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office.  The unit specializes in crowd control and rural law enforcement.  The Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit also represents the Sheriff’s Office at special events including the El Desfile Historico Parade for Old Spanish Days which is one of the largest equestrian parades in the nation. 

 

 

Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Unit to Appear in Rose Parade

 

UPDATED 01/01/17

 

The Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit is gearing up to make its first appearance in the Tournament of Roses Parade tomorrow morning, January 2, 2017, in Pasadena.  The 13 deputy members of the Sheriff’s Mounted Unit and its team of horses are traveling to Pasadena tonight where they will sleep in a designated area for the equestrian units.  The Mounted Unit participants will wake up well before the sun rises to start getting ready for their inspection before they make the 5 ½ mile march down Colorado Boulevard. 

The 128th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. and is nationally televised.  The Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit is one of only three law enforcement equestrian entries that was selected this year and is one of 19 total equestrian entries in the parade.  In all, there are 96 entries in the parade.  The Sheriff’s Mounted Unit will appear as entry number 72. 

This is an exciting moment for the Sheriff’s Office as this is the first time in our history that the Mounted Unit will get the opportunity to march in the parade.  We hope you will look for us on television.  We will be sure to post some photos and videos on our website at www.sbsheriff.org and on our social media sites which include, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  We will also put together a wrap up of the day on a future Sheriff’s Roundup video.

Thanks for your support of the Sheriff’s Office as we celebrate a new year and share this exciting first time experience for our agency.

 

 

Santa Barbara - November 4th, 2016

 

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit is preparing to saddle up and ride in the 128th annual Rose Parade on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena.  The unit is made up of a team of horses and 13 deputy riders, including Sheriff Bill Brown.  The team was one of only three law enforcement equestrian groups chosen to be in the historic parade after a competitive selection process.  “Echoes of Success” is the theme for this year’s Rose Parade.

 

Lt. Erik Raney who oversees the unit and submitted the Rose Parade application says the team is counting down the days to the big day.  He said, "We are very excited to be riding in the 2017 Rose Parade.  It is an honor to be able to represent the men and women of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.  Our unit enjoys great support from the community and from within, and sharing those stories of success is what this year’s parade theme is all about."

 

The Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit is holding routine endurance training at its new home, the Hilf-Douglas Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit Stable, located at the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center.  The group is working to condition the horses for the 5 ½ mile parade route down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. The group will also participate and show off some of its training at Equestfest on December 30, 2016 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. 

 

The Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit has been in existence for the past 27 years and has been an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office.  The unit specializes in crowd control, search and rescue and rural law enforcement.  The Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Unit also represents the Sheriff’s Office at special events including the El Desfile Historico Parade for Old Spanish Days which is one of the largest equestrian parades in the nation. 

 

The Rose Parade begins at 8:00 a.m. on January 2nd and will be televised nationally. 

 

For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover

 

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