‘1 in a million’: Maryland Police Horse Hondo dies at 20

“He was a 1 in a million horse who would have walked to the end of the earth if asked,” police said of Hondo in a tweet.

Police horse Hondo has died at 20 years old.

(1/2)

Maryland Park Police Horse Hondo, who trotted his way through both everyday and historical events all the same, has died at the age of 20.

The Montgomery County Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police announced his death on Twitter Thursday.



“He was a 1 in a million horse who would have walked to the end of the earth if asked,” police said in the tweet.

A dedicated public servant, Hondo attended presidential inaugurations and patrolled miles of trails, police said.

Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow WTOP on Twitter and Instagram to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2022 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up