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Highway Patrol Drill Team

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History

 The Philadelphia Highway Patrol Drill Team was created by Police Commissioner Thomas Gibbons in 1953.  It was formed in response to the need of seven families of Philadelphia Firefighters , killed in the line of duty while battling a multi alarm fire in 1953.  All proceeds raised would benefit not only those families, but the families of all Police and Firefighters killed in the line of duty.   The Drill Team made its first appearance in 1954, at Municipal Stadium. The Drill Team performed high speed maneuvers and various stunts for thousand of spectators.  Throughout the  years, The Drill team has been involved in some of the most prestigious events in history.  The Highway Patrol Drill Teams continues to ride for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  

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September 19th "The Hero Thrill Show"