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Police Grants Article

January 10, 2011

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NJ mounted unit moves to Philly

Lt. Raymond Evers, a Philadelphia police spokesman, said, 'Sometimes people don't want to listen to the cops, but they'll listen to a horse.'

By Kia Gregory
The Philadelphia Inquirer

After almost four decades on the police force in Newark, N.J., Lt. Robert Marelli spends his last days itemizing saddles, bridles, and brushes.

"My heart's been cut out," said Marelli, poised to retire. "The unit's been decimated. This is what I've known. They're putting me out to pasture, too."

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