NYPD’s anti-suicide ride for veterans returns after COVID hiatus

Members of the NYPD’s Mounted Unit will escort veterans on a 20-mile horseback ride through Manhattan Saturday to raise awareness of military suicides — back after a year-long COVID hiatus, officials said. 

“I think it’s great for everyone’s morale that we’re getting back to normal and that we can actually see each other again and do these events,” said Deputy Inspector Barry Gelbman, commanding officer of the NYPD’s Mounted Unit. “I know that they were very disappointed last year.”

The annual “Trail to Zero” ride signifies the 20 veterans who commit suicide daily on average — and the ride’s goal of getting to zero suicides, officials said. 

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