Mounted police escorted dozens of Ross Elementary School students on their way to school along R Street NW earlier this morning.
The school’s PTA organized the event for Walk and Bike to School Day, an annual occurrence that prompts students across the U.S. to do exactly that.
From 8-8:40 a.m., police on horseback watched over the students as they walked, biked, skateboarded and scooted to school. And the event even attracted a celebrity: Police mascot McGruff the Crime Dog made an appearance and doled out hugs.
Photos by Luis Gomez