LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The county is saddened by the unfortunate passing of Twister, a member of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol, Tuesday night.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Twister was 18 years old and originally from Tennessee. He served the Sheriff’s Office proudly for the last 13 years with his partner and rider, Deputy John Morgan.
“Thank you Deputy Morgan for sharing Twister with us, and our deepest condolences on your loss,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “Our thanks to Twister for his service to the Sheriff’s Office and his service to the communities we serve. He will certainly be missed.”
Together, they were involved in every detail that mounted patrol can take on: fair, parade, and funeral detail.
Twister passed due to a twisted bowel, a colic condition that is not abnormal in horses.
The Sheriff added that the featured photo was taken Dec. 7 while on a mounted patrol detail in the Village of Geneseo. The detail consisted of crime prevention at businesses, supervising parking lots, and community policing with the public.
PHOTO CAPTION: Deputy John Morgan and partner, Twister. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)