Hartford police officers visit children’s hospital

Nicole Hanson

Twenty-five Hartford police officers volunteered to visit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on Monday. The officers are members of the shooting task force and are typically known as “the toughest beat,” according to NBC Connecticut. The deputy chief of the department initially hoped just nine members of the task force would volunteer to visit the sick children. Cancer survivor and police chief James Rovella joined the group and talked to young kids going through cancer treatments. The shooting task force plans to visit the hospital quarterly.