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New Madison officer gets badge at Mounted Patrol Open House

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BROOKLYN (WKOW) -- Some of Madison's four-legged crime fighters got some special recognition Sunday at the Mounted Patrol Open House event.

The Madison Police Department hosts the event every year to welcome the public and introduce people to the mounted patrol officers.

"They break down the barriers between the public and us," says Mounted Patrol officer Casey Cherne. "People don't come up to our squads and want to pet them, but they want to come up and say 'hi' to these guys and they should. We love to be able to interact with people in a positive fashion."

This year, the newest member of the police department was officially named: a horse named Scarlett. She went through two years of training before she got her badge.

You can see Scarlett and the rest of the team working during crowded events throughout the year.

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