Volunteer equine mounted patrol works to prevent crime
By Pia Hallenberg
The vast parking lot surrounding the Spokane Valley Mall is perhaps one of the last places you’d expect to see a horse.
But in May, the volunteer organization that assists the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office began regular began equine patrols in the lot.
Mounted patrol member Marla Stark, who recently moved to the area from Los Angeles County, brought the idea with her from California.
“We did it all the time in California and I thought, why not here?” Stark said.
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