Wilmington Police Department celebrates its K-9, mounted units

Wilmington Police Department celebrates its K-9, mounted units

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department paid tribute Friday to two animal units, which have been in service for over 30 years.

The celebration was dedicated to animals and humans past and present.

Prior officers of the units were recognized for their work and current officers gave thanks for the opportunity. They were presented with plaques.

After the ceremony, officers showed what their teamwork can do. The K-9 unit put on a display and mounted officers also showed how effective their horses are.

The officers say the animals are helpful and there have been more than a few cases solved with the help of their furry partners.

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