Best Save by the City Denver 2004 - Denver Police Mounted Patrol
When Monday Night Football came to town a few years ago, that national broadcast featured shots of Denver's mounted police on the 16th Street Mall. City Councilman Charlie Brown remembered that -- and he's not about to let you forget it. So when budget cuts threatened to put the Denver Police Department's mounted patrol out to pasture, Brown came riding to the rescue. Armed with a great poster of the patrol by artist William Matthews, whose studio/gallery borders the mall, Brown lobbied loud and hard for the four-footed crime-fighters, and two of the five positions were saved.