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William J. Keresey III, known to his friends as Billy, comes from a long, distinguished line of police officers. His great-grandfather Redmond P. Keresey was a mounted police officer in New York City from 1883-1906. Redmond's equine partner was Pompey, and the two served together for 17 years.
Billy joined the Larchmont police force on April 4, 1966 and was named Chief in 1986. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He wrote Pompey On Patrol to share the amazing and delightful story of the wonderful partnership between his great-grandfather and his trusted horse. Today, Billy and his wife Gloria live in North Carolina. Billy and his collie, Lakota make weekly visits to several local nursing homes and day-care centers. The duo also participate in the Hickory, NC library "Paws to Read" reading program for children.
on Dec. 23, 2017 :
Lovingly written. A delightful historical account of the unique relationship between a policeman and his mount. Thanks for sharing. Marcia M.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)