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Officer Undergoes Surgery After Horse-Riding Accident

Posted October 28, 2007 10:48 a.m. EDT
Updated October 28, 2007 3:34 p.m. EDT

— A Garner police officer underwent surgery on his thumb Saturday night after he was injured in a horse-riding accident.

Officer John Taylor and several other police officers were scheduled to patrol the N.C. State University football game on horseback Saturday.

The officers took the horses for a run in a parking lot near Trinity Road before the game to keep the animals from being skittish around the large crowd.

Taylor’s horse strayed off and ran into a guide wire from a light pole, authorities said. The horse was not injured, but Taylor’s thumb was torn and had to be operated on, officials said.