Mono County

Mounted Patrol

Lt. Phil West and Bigun

The Mono County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol Unit works in conjunction with other local law enforcement agencies, such as the Bishop Police Department, Inyo County Sheriff's DepartmentMammoth Lakes Police Department, U.S. Forest Service, along with other government agencies that also have mounted units.

The Mounted Patrol Unit routinely attends various statewide events. One such event is the California Peace Officers Memorial Service held in Sacramento. The unit provides patrol assistance with other large gatherings throughout Mono and Inyo counties such as the Crowley Lake 4th of July Celebration; Bridgeport Founders Day; Bishop Mule Days; and the Lone Pine Film Festival. The detail is also periodically called upomn to assist in the location of evidence.

The combined detail is a collateral duty with members working various times throughout the year and during high crowd attendance events within Mono and Inyo counties.

The only Mono County Mounted Deputy who is currently active is Lieutenant Phil West. Lt. West has been riding horses all his life and owns and maintains a horse training facility. His current horse's name is Bigun.

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Mounted Patrol
Mounted Patrol - CA Peace Officers Memorial Event
Mounted Patrol - CA Peace Officers Memorial Event
Mounted Patrol
Mounted Patrol - CA Peace Officers Memorial Event
Mounted Patrol - CA Peace Officers Memorial Event