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Super cops! Police dress up as superheroes for children in hospital

Members of a Colorado police department's SWAT team dressed up as superheroes and rappelled down a local children's hospital building.
/ Source: TODAY

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it really IS Superman. Or at least it was him, swooping down from the roof of a Colorado hospital.

Members of the Aurora Police Department’s SWAT team dressed up as superheroes before scaling down the building to greet children outside their hospital room windows earlier this week.

Police dress up as superheroes to surprise hospital kids
Police dress up as superheroesAurora Police / Facebook

This was the second year in a row Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Batman and Wolverine rappelled from the rooftop of the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. Last year, the request was made as part of a patient’s bucket list, said Diana Cooley, public information office for Aurora police.

“We’re hoping that maybe it will become an annual thing,” she said. “Our guys absolutely loved it. It’s a different use of their skills, and putting smiles on those kids faces meant a lot to them.”

After they all swooped down from the roof, the real-life superheroes visited children inside the hospital, too.

“It meant a lot for them to do this. They really enjoyed brining a little happiness to these kids lives,” Cooley said.