Wednesday was the day the cavalry came to Cape May. Watching over 50 mounted police, sheriff deputies, and some National Park units saunter through Cape May this week was a dramatic event.
Theme songs from Frankie Lane or the Blues Brother’s version of Rawhide could have been playing. Shouts from children thanking the officers for their service could be heard.
This week, the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Mounted Policing Training Seminar within the County.
The training consisted of approximately 55 horses in attendance from 6 different states and federal law enforcement agencies.
The event, led by Officer Andrew Raniszewski and his Mount Speck, is thought to be one of the largest gatherings of Mounted Police Officers for an immersive week-long tactical equestrian training.
The Day the Cavalry Came to Cape May
As I and many others have stated, never in my lifetime did I think I’d see an event like this come through Cape May.