It's official: the newest Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol horse will go by the name "Honor."
In March the public was asked to choose one of four possible options listed in a survey posted to the agency's Facebook page: 1) Colonel, 2) Recruit, 3) Pursuit or 4) Honor. Honor was the clear favorite with 53 percent of the vote. Several other names were suggested by the nearly 5,000 people who participated. Those suggestions will be considered for future horses.
Honor, a 10-year-old American Warm Blood Gelding (aka "Larry") was donated by Terry and Darlene Geiser of Ocala. Honor will stand beside hoofed colleagues Patriot, Major, Liberty, Legacy, Sentinel, Valor, Justice – and yes, Charlie – as they patrol Sarasota County to keep all citizens safe.