NYPD Officers Accept ’22 Pushup Challenge’ in Times Square


City police officers stopped, dropped and gave 22 pushups to honor America’s military last week.

Officers from the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Unit gathered in Times Square Friday as they accepted the ’22 Pushup Challenge’.

It’s part of a new social media campaign to raise awareness about veteran suicides.

Participants complete 22 pushups everyday for 22 days and then post a video of it online.

The ’22’ stems from a 2010 study that found on average 22 military veterans take their lives every day in the United States.

The Counterterrorism officers nominated the NYPD’s strategic response group to take on the challenge next.


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