By Alex Lloyd Gross
The Hero Thrill Show was held during this past weekend on the parking lot of the sports complex. Money raised from ticket sales goes to help pay for the education of the kids of cops and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Philadelphia. The show will showcase techniques used by fire departments in making rescues and putting out fires. The Highway Patrol had specially trained officers who ride motorcycles and did tricks and stunts..
As the crowd gathered around the police or fire department show areas, there was always something to see or to do. If the motorcycles were not running, there was a K-9 show. There, dogs showed how they make an apprehension or sniff out explosives. For kids of all ages with a short attention span, there were large trucks used by police specialty unites to climb on. Even a boat from the Marine Unit was on site. Some units were selling t shirts. Money raised from the shirt sales is used for training expenses that city workers are not reimbursed for.
Parking for the event was free. It ran for the better part of the afternoon Saturday September 23, 2017. The thrill show is an annual event that runs every year.