Inside a suburban garage, miles from where it will stand guard, a symbol of police pride is taking shape.
Rich Koranda is part of the team bringing life to what used to be a plain fiberglass horse that will honor fallen Chicago cops.
Rosemary Fanti is the other half of the team that took this sketch on paper and applied it with glue, paint and imagination.
“It was literally a blank canvas,” Fanti said.
The two designed one of dozens of horses being created now, each named for a fallen police officer, that will stand along Michigan Avenue and other Chicago streets next month. The attention-grabbing design is meant to lure curious passersby.