HCSO-Mounted Patrol

HCSO-Mounted Patrol The Harris County SO- Mounted Patrol was formed under Sheriff Buster Kern in 1949 and continues the traditions today under Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol was formed under Sheriff Buster Kern in 1949. The Mounted Patrol started out with all volunteers and was eventually transformed as a reserve function. The Reserve unit was utilized for missing persons, escaped prisoners, traffic and crowd control and ceremonial functions. During the Mid 80’s the Mounted Patrol saw an increase of full time deputies participating and is now the predominate group amongst the members. Deputies and their mounts attend approximately 40 hours of school a year to maintain certification. Deputies are assigned as needed and directed by the Sheriff of Harris County.

Mission: The mission of the Harris County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol is to represent the Sheriff of Harris County in providing high visibility patrols in and around Harris County. Search for missing persons and other events as directed by the Sheriff.

Operating as usual

HCSO-Mounted Patrol
01/03/2021

HCSO-Mounted Patrol

May Your New Year be filled with Peace and Joy.From Your Mounted Patrol Unit.
01/01/2021

May Your New Year be filled with Peace and Joy.

From Your Mounted Patrol Unit.

Merry Christmas!! We pray today brings each of you Joy and Blessings.  Thank you for your continued support.
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas!! We pray today brings each of you Joy and Blessings. Thank you for your continued support.

HCSO-Mounted Patrol
12/03/2020

HCSO-Mounted Patrol

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse
11/26/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Harris County Sheriff's Office
11/26/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

The Harris County Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful to serve you!

HCSO-Mounted Patrol
11/03/2020

HCSO-Mounted Patrol

Harris County Sheriff's Office
11/03/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Deputy Johnny Tunches, 56, who died on Tuesday after a courageous battle against COVID-19.

He is the third Sheriff's Office deputy to die after contracting COVID-19. Sergeant Raymond Scholwinski died on May 6 and Deputy Juan Menchaca died on June 13.

Deputy Tunches, 56, had been hospitalized for almost a month after contracting COVID-19. He was a 29-year veteran of HCSO and his most recent assignment was as a Contract Deputy in District 2. He began his service with the Harris County Sheriff's Office in 1991 and worked at the Inmate Processing Center (IPC).

“Our Sheriff’s Office family mourns the death of Deputy Johnny Tunches,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Deputy Tunches served the people of Harris County with distinction. We were proud to call him our partner, and our friend. He will be missed terribly, and our condolences go out to his family and all those whose lives he touched.”

Deputy Tunches is survived by his wife and his three daughters.

Funeral arrangements for Deputy Tunches are pending.

10/30/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Trick-or-Treat, hear these safety tips.

Have a safe and spooky Halloween! 👻 🎃

HCSO-Mounted Patrol
10/21/2020

HCSO-Mounted Patrol

Harris County Sheriff's Office
09/27/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

A year ago today, Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop in northwest Harris County.

Deputy Dhaliwal’s teammates describe him as being a vibrant and energetic deputy. He was known for his sense of humor and his ability to make personal connections with his fellow deputies and with the community he served.

Deputy Dhaliwal is the 45th Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy to die in the line of duty.

Gone but never forgotten.

To learn more about our fallen heroes please visit, https://bit.ly/3dhq8kO.

Ed Gonzalez
09/19/2020

Ed Gonzalez

Today is National Law Enforecement Appreciation Day.

I’m thankful for all the brave men and women who serve and protect our communities each and every day. We love and support you. 💙

Grateful for my Harris County County Sheriff’s Office teammates. Thank a Police Officer.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
09/11/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Today, we commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children tragically killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the thousands of survivors. We honor the first responders who risked – and many times lost – their lives in their courageous efforts to save others.

We will always remember the pain and anguish of that horrific day, but we will never forget America’s renewed sense of solidarity, compassion, and resilience.

09/11/2020
HCSO Community Engagement Division
09/02/2020

HCSO Community Engagement Division

Harris County residents showing love for the residents of Louisiana!

Ed Gonzalez
08/29/2020

Ed Gonzalez

Friday Night in Texas. Spending with our Jr. Mounted Posse. This youth-based team serve as ambassadors for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. I appreciate their hard work and dedication. Also their parents for supporting them.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
08/25/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

How to prepare your pets for a hurricane. Don’t wait until it’s too late, create your emergency plans now.

▫️ Know your area and consider flood patterns, driving routes, and neighboring farms. These factors can help you develop a better plan.

▫️ Take photos of your pets and livestock, including any identifying markings. Make sure to also take a photo with you in it to help with the identification process should you be separated.

▫️ For livestock, such as horses, create an identification card with your and the animal's information. Be sure it's waterproof and then braid it with string into the animal's mane.

▫️ Do not leave livestock tied or enclosed in a barn or structure during the storm. In the event of flooding or wind damage, your animal could be struck and seriously injured or worse.

▫️ If you need help call our Livestock Division at 832-927-2969 or 713-221-6000.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse
08/04/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

2019-2020 Posse awards banquet. Thanks to all who came out to celebrate and for the support and encouragement through the year!

In Honor of Cadet Cornelius Anderson EOW 7/12/2020
07/20/2020

In Honor of Cadet Cornelius Anderson EOW 7/12/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office
07/04/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Happy Independence Day! Remember all those who sacrificed so much for our freedom and those who continue to fight for it.

05/25/2020
05/18/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Sunday edition of our Posse roll call! Meet Jackie  Vasquez and her horse Jesus. Clearly she and Jesus can go anywhere together—Including the “drive-thru” at Whataburger! And WOW we have a trick rider in the making!

HCSO-Mounted Patrol
05/17/2020

HCSO-Mounted Patrol

05/13/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Fallen Peace Officers of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are remembered during National Police Week. The memorial adjacent to Crime Stoppers of Houston's headquarters is maintained by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.

05/10/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Sunday edition of our Posse Roll Call! Meet Charlie Smith and Semper Fidelis along with her mini horse Suki. Charlie is our 2019-2020 HCSOJMP riding drillmaster. She and Fidelis have been working on building muscle with the cavalettis, lead changes and learning to pony Suki around. Suki, who is always a hit at the parades, is working on perfecting her jumping skills. (I do not own the rights to this song)

05/07/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Introducing Hayleigh Soper and Athena. Working together on barrel patterns. Speed, lead changes and agility. All important skills to have for our precision drill. Way to go Haybob! (I do not own the right to this song)

Harris County Sheriff's Office
05/07/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

It is with heavy hearts that the Harris County Sheriff's Office announces the passing of Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski.

Sgt. Scholwinski, 70, passed away this afternoon after a courageous battle against the COVID-19 virus.

Sgt. Scholwinski began his service with the Harris County Sheriff's Office as a reserve deputy in 1979 and then went on to serve with distinction as a full-time officer for 26 years.

His most recent assignment was as the day watch Contract Sergeant in District 2 where he was entrusted with serving as the district representative in most public speaking engagements.

Sgt. Scholwinski consistently served the resident of Harris County with honor, charm and distinction. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues, all of whom were positively influenced by his commitment to service.

"Sgt. Scholwinski represented the best of the Harris County Sheriff's Office family," said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "Whether he was on patrol, making a neighborhood association presentation, or in the field during hurricanes, tropical storms, and other disasters, Ray consistently delivered for the people of Harris County. We will miss our brother and we will honor his legacy of service."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

05/04/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Next up on our Posse Roll Call: Meet Riley Quinlan and her horse Magic. They have been working on loping in a nice smooth consistent gate. Lookin’ good Riley!

HCSO-Mounted Patrol
05/02/2020

HCSO-Mounted Patrol

05/01/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Meet Zalynn Newman and Baby Buck! What a great team they make, running through smoke, accuracy with the bow and arrow and weaving through the poles. Bravery, accuracy AND agility—3 important traits for a posse horse and rider!! #nohands

04/30/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Harris County Sheriff's Office Junior Mounted Posse

Meet Zalynn Newman and Baby Buck! What a great team they make, running through smoke, accuracy with the bow and arrow and weaving through the poles. Bravery, accuracy AND agility—3 important traits for a posse horse and rider!! #nohands

Harris County Sheriff's Office
04/24/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez! Thank you for your leadership and service! 🎂🎉

04/23/2020

We are now on Twitter...Please follow us at @HCSOMounted.

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Just wanted to a BIG THANK YOU to all the riders for keeping a part of history in the present day! We need to remember what it took to make this country! Thanks again for bringing a important part of History to Life again!
The gulf coast equine response team is ready for the ride!
Loved meeting Miracle and Titan today!
I loved meeting Miracle and Titan with this father/son duo at the Police Lives Matter March 2019.
When you go to take a picture with your friend side by side and then all of a sudden a brown horse head comes right in between you. And I look over and see a white one! Best surprise. Thank you Officer T. GUIDRY for introducing us to Officer Beau (brown horse). Thank you officer TC Rawls for introducing us to Officer Dooley (white horse). Hope this gets to them! #HCSO #HarrisCountyMountedPatrol #HLSR #MEDIC #RN
Thank you for keeping us safe @ Houston Rodeo 3/01/19
Who else might appreciate a good photo bomb by your partner?? 😅
Hey everyone! A friend of mine is selling a nice mounted patrol horse prospect. Wanted to pass along in case anyone is in the market. Admin please delete if not allowed! https://www.facebook.com/ezduzitranch/posts/204198466844036
HPD's Finest!! Thank you, Officer Duron, for coming to St. Andrew's Episcopal Blessing of the Animals and for serving our community!
Thank you, Officer Duron for coming to the Blessing of the Animals today at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with 'Lil Pappas!!
Hope you are all fine in the weather and storms