NYPD's ESU cadets graduate at Floyd Bennett Field
The NYPD's newest additions to the emergency service unit graduated Wednesday, but not before showing off their skills at Floyd Bennett Field.
For the past eight months, the cadets have been training to respond to all types of situations. On Wednesday, they put those tactics to task by repelling out of a helicopter, responding to an officer down situation and rescuing someone from a car.
Many family members and friends of the cadets were on hand for the ceremony.
Officer Robert Sullivan called his graduation a "dream come true." He is following in the footsteps of his uncle, retired Sgt. Tom Sullivan.
"I guess it's in our blood," he told News 12.