Every year, city police recognize their fellow officers for outstanding efforts.
Retiring police Capt. Donald Palmer has been a witness to change during decades of service to the city but, he says the need for integrity endures.
Officer Matt Odenthal knows this could be an angry driver. The vehicle's back left brake and running lights are out. The registration tags expired a month ago. "She's not going to be happy," he says matter-of-factly.
The sorrel coat shimmers in the winter sun. The gentle clopping of hooves beats against gravel. The austere equine gently neighs while he is led through a grassy field.