Nova Scotia

Halifax cop hurt in police horse fall

A Halifax Regional Police officer was injured after she fell off a police horse at Citadel Hill Thursday.
A police horse is led to safety on Citadel Hill Thursday. (CBC)

A Halifax Regional Police officer was injured after she fell off a police horse on Citadel Hill Thursday.

At about noon, the horse slipped while riding at the historic fort in central Halifax. The officer fell and hurt her leg.

Police spent close to an hour regaining control of the animal, called Cruiser or Cruise. 

The HRP website describes Cruise as having a "calm and steady temperament." The horse joined Sarge, HRP's other horse, in 2007. Both were at the hill at the time of the incident.

Police spokesman Brian Palmeter said the injured officer was taken to hospital.

A second officer dismounted from Sarge to assist his colleague.

Another officer in a patrol car responded to the incident, but collided with a car at Rainnie Drive and Ahearn Avenue.

"The officer driving the patrol car and the woman in the other vehicle were checked at the scene by EHS and released," said Palmeter.

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