If you looked up outside Union Station at the foot of the Liberty Memorial hill Friday morning, you would have seen them.
A line of mounted horses — including the KC Mounted Patrol and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse — dotted the landscape outside the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
The scene was the halfway point of a 4.3-mile downtown ride that started at the American Royal complex. Called Kansas City Cowboys for Cops, the event was planned as a way for “equine enthusiasts” to show their support and respect for area law enforcement. More than a hundred horse riders came together for a ceremony honoring fallen officers and their families at Liberty Memorial.
Hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, donations collected at the event benefited the sheriff’s office’s first responders unit.