It is with great pleasure and sincere gratitude that the members of the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit announce the purchase of a new truck to be used as the primary hauler for the Unit’s trailer. The new truck, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD crew cab, allows for increased towing capacity, heavy duty brakes, and increased occupancy while replacing the Unit’s thirteen year old existing hauler. It allows for safer towing of the Unit’s three horse trailer and eliminates the need for using an additional police vehicle when going to public events with the horses by increasing from a two to a six passenger truck. The truck was purchased entirely through organization and corporate donations by the following donors.
- Air Products Inc.
- Lafayette Ambassador Bank
- Capital Blue Cross
- Lehigh University
- Brown Daub Chevrolet
- The Bethlehem Rotary Club
- Embassy Bank
Without the help of these businesses and organizations, the Unit would have been unlikely to add a new truck anytime in the near future. We look forward to working with all the donors in the future and again thank them for their commitment to the Bethlehem community. Their donations help keep Bethlehem safe one hoof at a time.
The new truck, see below photos, is painted and decal’d in the retro black and white paint scheme matching several existing and all new police fleet vehicles. The following photos are before and after.
The unveiling of the new truck will take place Monday, April 8th at 11:30 am in front of Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St. Please join Mayor John Callahan, Police Chief Jason Schiffer, Raven, Pharaoh, and George in thanking our wonderful sponsors and supporters.