When traffic jammed the corridor between Seawall Boulevard and Menard Park in Galveston on the Fourth of July, Galveston police officers raced to the scene. Sgt. Archie Chapman and his thoroughbred partner, Jackson, was among them.
“On horseback, we were able to ride through the cars to the point of congestion and help relieve it,” Chapman said. “A patrol officer in a car would have been stuck.”