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SAN DIEGO — Seven prized horses that were the backbone of the San Diego Police Department’s mounted enforcement unit sold yesterday for a total of $111,000.
The highest bid was for 13-year-old Wam, who went for $19,100, while 15-year-old Bandit brought up the rear at $13,200. The proceeds from the sale will go into the city’s general fund.
The mounted unit, founded in 1983, cost about $243,000 per year to maintain. It was disbanded in December to help close the city’s $179 million budget gap. Its officers were reassigned to patrol duties, Assistant Chief Bob Kanaski said.
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Shame they had to go but I know what it’s like to make choices when balancing a budget. We’ll miss them when we go to Balboa Park.