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INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD will be hosting a retirement ceremony for a beloved member of their ranks.

The event is for Cody, an Indy Mounted Police Horse, who will be retiring to an Animal-Assisted Therapy Farm on Tuesday.

Cody has been a member of the IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit for 16 years. In that role, he partnered with police officers to assist with crowd control and protection, act as an ambassador to downtown visitors, welcome visiting dignitaries and march in parades.

As of Tuesday, Cody will retire to Amitola Care Farm, a nature based wellness center in Mooresville. According to Sergeant Tyneka Sperry, Cody will be there helping women and children who have been through domestic violence and abusive situations.

“[Cody’s] calm quietness and consistent behavior is super important for therapy programs, because you have people who are already traumatized,” said Sperry. “He’s a very calming presence.”

Cody’s retirement ceremony is on Monument Circle at the south spoke, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.

“[Cody] has worked for us all this time and given us his best,” said Sperry. “It’s time for him to go enjoy his life a little bit.”