Buffalo in the 70s: The story of an old mounted cop and his old horse

By Steve Cichon

The Buffalo Police Department disbanded its mounted division in 1955 and sold off the horses at auction. But 20 years later, a retired officer and the horse with whom he shared a beat still spent time together in the Boston Hills.

Also, at the bottom of the page– a great look at the classic Olaf Fub.

From July, 1975:

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.