Gentle Hero

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Random House, Inc.
The true story of a gentle hero who won hearts and affection for
his commitment to “serve and protect.”

A big boy right from the start, Brig was a Belgian draft cross, or grade horse, with just the right temperament to earn his place on the Mounted Unit of the Toronto Police Department. Brigadier was a golden chestnut with four white socks, and his size alone was imposing. But that wasn’t why Sergeant Graham Acott chose this horse above all the others with such certainty. The animal’s large, intelligent, and gentle eyes were what struck him. This was a horse, and a partner, perfectly suited to the job for which he’d been bred.

Brigadier never let Graham or anyone else down for a moment, and his years of service with the force were happy ones. When, on that last night, he turned into the path of an oncoming car and took the full force of its impact, he did what he was trained to do and he did it with the heart of a gentle hero.

Thousands wept and were outraged by the senseless cruelty that ended Brig’s life. For his selfless act, Brigadier received full honors, a police funeral, and tributes from around the world. But his days of willing service, the smiles he brought, and his gift of companionship are what he will always be remembered for.

Baker & Taylor
Provides the life story of Brigadier, a Belgian draft cross who earned his place on the Mounted Unit of the Toronto Police Department and was killed in the line of duty, receiving a police funeral, full honors for his service, and tributes from around the world. Original.

& Taylor

Recounts the story of Brigadier, a horse in the Toronto Police Department who became one of the city's most beloved police horses until his death in the line of duty in 2006.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Tundra Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780887769047
Characteristics: 88 p. : ill ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Parkins, David - Illustrator


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Apr 07, 2009

This book starts out with Brigadier as a young horse. when the police come to check him out for the unit, they find he would be perfect. He makes forever freinds at the Mounted Unit and enjoys his life there. Out patroling one day, he was hit by a car and the drunk driver drove off. Brigadier had to be put down. This is a story about the love that a horse can have! Fab! I knew this horse personaly, he was the best! The book was awsome!

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