Brigadier: Gentle Hero

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The true story of a gentle hero who won hearts and affection for his commitment to "serve and protect." A big boy right from the start, Brig was a Belgian draft cross, or grade horse, with just the right temperament to earn his place on the Mounted Unit of the Toronto Police Department. Brigadier was a golden chestnut with four white socks, and his size alone was imposing. But that wasn't why Sergeant Graham Acott chose this horse above all the others with such certainty. The animal's large, intelligent, and gentle eyes were what struck him. This was a horse, and a partner, perfectly suited to the job for which he'd been bred. Brigadier never let Graham or anyone else down for a moment, and his years of service with the force were happy ones. When, on that last night, he turned into the path of an oncoming car and took the full force of its impact, he did what he was trained to do and he did it with the heart of a gentle hero. Thousands wept and were outraged by the senseless cruelty that ended Brig's life. For his selfless act, Brigadier received full honors, a police funeral, and tributes from around the world. But his days of willing service, the smiles he brought, and his gift of companionship are what he will always be remembered for.
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subject_facet Animal heroes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Brigadier (Horse) -- Juvenile literature, Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile literature, Police horses -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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title Brigadier : Gentle Hero
title_display Brigadier : gentle hero
title_full Brigadier : gentle hero / by Judy Andrekson ; illustrations by David Parkins, Brigadier Gentle Hero
title_short Brigadier :
title_sort brigadier gentle hero
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topic Animal heroes Biography Juvenile literature, Brigadier (Horse) Juvenile literature, Human-animal relationships Juvenile literature, Juvenile Nonfiction, Nature, Police horses Ontario Toronto Biography Juvenile literature
topic_facet Animal heroes, Brigadier (Horse), Human-animal relationships, Juvenile Nonfiction, Nature, Police horses