Horseback officers to patrol Pinellas Trail

The St. Petersburg Police Department’s mounted patrol will keep watch Thursday evening over a section of the Pinellas Park.
 
Officers Ron Try and Julie Bryant will ride horses Brooklyn and Jacob in the park near the Childs Park YMCA at 691 43rd St. S.
 
The patrol follows several violent incidents on the trail. Earlier this month, Lydia Tross, 41, was found dead along the trail after having been reported missing.
 
The agency says the horses’ height will give officers a better view of the activity around the park and give them the ability to respond quickly to criminal activity.
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