Mounted Patrol: The Officers
Sergeant Erik Fuhremann
Sergeant Fuhremann began his career with the Madison Police Department in 2002. Before joining MPD, he worked as a Secondary Education Teacher in the Madison School District. Sgt. Fuhremann's journey into Mounted Policing is a new one but strongly believes that the Mounted Unit is a tremendous ambassador for the Madison Police Department and is proud to work with the officers, trainers and all those who support our unit and mission.
Officer Sarah McLaughlin
I have been with the Madison Police Department since 2001. I owned a horse as a teenager and also worked as a trail guide at various stables in Northern Wisconsin. The best part of our job is the type of interaction we have with the public. Police work often has many negative aspects to it...when you are on the horse, it breaks down the natural barrier that being in a squad car has. People flock to us to say 'hello' and in turn, have a positive interaction with the police.
Officer Ken Mulry
I have been a patrol officer with MPD since 1997 and have been involved with horses since 1983 when I acquired 2 young appaloosas. In 2003 I began a second career as a natural hoof care practitioner. I am excited to be a member of the unit that gives me the opportunity to further my horsemanship while serving the citizens of Madison.
Officer Casey Cherne
I've been an officer with the Madison Police Dept. since 2001. I've been a horse lover and rider since childhood. I was lucky enough to have a horse and take riding lessons for several years as a child which would turn out to be great preparation for joining up with the Mounted Patrol Unit. In 2007, I attended a certification training and after that first week, I knew this was the job for me! I've found that doing police work on horseback can be challenging at times, but the rewards are many! One of the best things about my job is getting to meet and chat with the public at demonstrations and the many events around the city. What other partner only wants an apple for a good days work!
Officer Matt Kenny
I have been with the City of Madison Police Department since 2002. Prior to that I served in the US Coast Guard for nine years. I have worked in the East District Community Policing Team, the Special Events Team, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. I have loved animals since I was a kid and I am enjoying the challenge of training and partnering with a police horse.