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Mounted Patrol

The New Mexico Mounted Patrol is an unpaid all-volunteer police auxiliary organization whose members undergo essentially the same training as all other law enforcement officers in the state. They remain on standby status except when called upon to assist in emergencies and special events. The name “Mounted” derives from the fact that in the early days much of their work was done on horseback. Even today horses are occasionally used.
Photo Credits: 1942 courtesy Jim Gummoe.  1972, 1976, 1982, 1989, and 1990 courtesy David L. Minton.  All others by Bill Johnston.


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