Steelers' Pouncey Donates Horse to Pittsburgh Police

Nimbus becomes seventh member of the Mounted Police.

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is giving back to the Pittsburgh community, donating $7,500 to help the Pittsburgh Police Department purchase a new police horse.

The department tells the Tribune-Review that Nimbus, the new horse, is the seventh member of the Pittsburgh Mounted Police. At 17.3 hands, and weighing nearly a ton, he's also the largest member .

Six current members of the Pittsburgh Mounted Police. City Council approved the purchase of the seventh, Nimbus, this week. (photo courtesy Pittsburgh Mounted Police on Facebook)

According to the Trib, Pouncey was inspired to buy the horse when he saw the Pittsburgh Mounted Patrol at an event in December when he presented a check on behalf of himself and the Steelers for police to purchase a new trailer. This week, City Council approved the donation and purchase of the 7-year-old horse. Steelers' defensive end Stephen Tuitt also donated a horse to the department in 2017.

If you're heading downtown for St. Patrick's Day festivities this weekend, there's a good chance you see some members of the mounted patrol. Police tell the Trib that at least five horses will be on duty for the parade and patrolling the South Side, along with Pennsylvania Mounted Police Officers.

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