Officer Tina Cunningham has been with the Atlanta Police Department for 33 Years. She joined the Mounted Patrol in 1989 and rode for ten years! Officer Cunningham left the Mounted Patrol to become an explosive detection canine handler and served at the Atlanta Airport for 21 years. After her Retirement, she was recaptured in a program the police department designed to retain officers with specialized skill sets. Officer Cunningham returned to the Mounted Patrol Unit as a barn manager and, more importantly, a mentor for the active duty officers.
Once upon a time, Gambit, formerly known as Souper True, lived a life of fame as a race horse contender. He competed in eleven races! But although he was a star on the track, Gambit knew his whole life that his true calling was to serve and protect as a police horse. Gambit is a 6-year-old dark bay Thoroughbred who joined the unit in February of 2019 which makes him the newest member of the herd. He’s already been paired with a rider, Officer Juan Restrepo, who is the human rookie of the Mounted Patrol. Gambit is new to policing but he’s eager to learn and even caught a burglary suspect on his second day on patrol!