A photo of a police officer hugging his dying horse has gone viral on Facebook with the online community offering their sympathy. The photo shows a police horse lying down on the street with a police officer comforting and hugging her. The horse name was Charlotte and she's with the Houston Police Department. The police officer embracing her is her partner Officer D. Herrejon.
The horse got was spooked by a cement truck, she bucked the rider and ran into the street, a truck which is running fast hit her. The truck driver, however, is “not believed to be at fault” for the crash.
The Houston Police Department announced Charlotte's death last Thursday on their Facebook Pagea: