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It is official: The newest Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol horse will go by the name "Honor," the office has announced. In March, the public was asked to choose one of four possible options listed in a sur vey posted on the agency's Facebook page: Colonel, Recruit, Pursuit or Honor, a news release explains. "Honor was the clear favor ite with 53 percent of the vote," it adds. Several other names were suggested by the nearly 5,000 people who participated, it notes; those will be considered for future horses. Honor, a 10yearold American Warm Blood gelding (aka "Larry") was donated by Terry and Darlene Geiser of Ocala, the release says. "Honor will stand beside hoofed colleagues Patriot, Major, Liberty, Legacy, Sentinel, Valor, Justice — and yes, Charlie — as they patrol Sarasota County to keep all citizens safe," the release adds. % MOUNTED PATROL'S NEWEST HORSE GETS A NAME Honor is the newest member of the Sheriff's Office's Mounted Patrol. Contributed photo Sarasota News Leader April 11, 2014 Page 79

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