Toronto Police Mourn Death of Horse
Royal Sun, the horse in the Toronto Police's Mounted Unit, has died,
The horse was on patrol in the Entertainment District early Sunday morning around 2 o'clock when he tore a ligament in his hind, causing his weight to displace and severely fracturing his leg.
Royal, as he was called, was put down shortly after at an equine hospital.
The horse was in part of the Police Service for the last 12 years
Royal Sun was 16 years old.
The horse was named after the Royal Winter Fair and the media sponsor, the Toronto Sun who donated the horse in 2000.