Philly first responders took center stage at 64th annual Hero Thrill Show

"I think the event is nice, especially if you have children that want to be officers or firefighter."

Hadas Kuznits
September 22, 2018 - 7:25 pm

Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Police and fire fighters took center stage at the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says the main goal of the show is to raise college money for the children of fallen officers and fire fighters, but it's also a lot of fun.

So what are some of Ross’ favorite highlights?

"I'd be lying if I didn't say the motorcycles are right at the top of the list," he said.

That was a highlight for a lot of folks Saturday.

"The officers were dressed properly, they had the uniforms on looking good and they had the boots shined, the helmets on, the lights going and great speed, said one man. “Just the whole formation, everything, it was professional and proper, so a good demonstration by them."

"I think the event is nice, especially if you have children that want to be officers or firefighter, such as my kids," another woman added.

Ross says it's crucial to connect with the members of the community on good days before there's an emergency.

"We're here to protect and serve and in order to do that, you've got to make these vital connections with the community," he said.

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