Mounted patrol horse for RPD dies from medical issue

Police said Raffi, a horse with the RPD Mounted Patrol, died after a "catastrophic medical emergency." (Photo: RPD)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A member of the Rochester Police Department has died after years on the force.

Police said Raffi, a horse with the RPD Mounted Patrol, died after a "catastrophic medical emergency."

Raffi suffered the medical emergency on September 1 and died a short time later.

"It was with heavy hearts that we had to lose him but he is resting in peace," the department said in a tweet.

Raffi came to the Mounted Patrol Unit in 2011.

He was 18 when he passed away.

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