3 Philadelphia highway patrol officers injured during motorcycle stunt performance

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Monday, October 23, 2017
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Officers injured during performance. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on October 23, 2017.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Three Philadelphia Highway Patrol officers were injured during a motorcycle performance in Center City Sunday evening.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. along Market Street near 12th Street.

The patrol officers were injured while performing on their motorcycles as part of the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.

In exclusive video obtained by Action News, the officers can be seen crashing into each other.

They were performing in front of hundreds of spectators from around the world who were attending the conference.

All three officers were treated at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Once released, the officers were greeted by their brothers and sisters in blue.

Outside the hospital, Police Commissioner Richard Ross shared a message of support and encouragement.

"They do a fabulous job for us. We can't say enough about them. From me, I want them to know that. It's important if they don't hear anything else that I'm proud of them and what they do, not only on the show, but for the citizens of Philadelphia each and every day," Ross said.

Police have not released the identities of the injured officers.

Action News has learned the three officers are 12-, 20-, and 28-year veterans of the force.

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