Members of NYPD's ESU become super heroes for sick kids

Billie Rama
October 26, 2019 - 8:51 pm
NYPD ESU officer dresses as Spiderman for sick kids

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's members of the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit.

Members of the ESU dressed as Spider-Man and Batman to become real-life super heroes for sick kids at St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens.

The young pediatric patients were oooing and ahhing as officers rappeling down from the roof of the hospital, dressed as their favorite characters.

The event was put together by Officer Merritt Riley, whose own son benefits from the St. Mary's Home Care Program and it inspired him to found "Eyes Wide Open," an NYPD charity that serves the families of children with complex medical conditions.

But there was another thrill for the kids: They got to meet dogs and horses from the NYPD K-9 and mounted units.

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