Officer has dance-off with 5-year-old boy with cancer

A dance-off between San Francisco Police Officer Joe Marte and 5-year-old Colten Guerra was caught on video and posted on YouTube. (KGO-TV)

A San Francisco police officer is getting lots of attention after breaking it down with a young patient Thursday at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

The dance-off between Officer Joe Marte and 5-year-old Colten Guerra was caught on video and posted it on YouTube.


The hospital is treating the Brentwood boy for an aggressive form of cancer, neuroblastoma.

Marte said he saw a fundraising advertisement for Colten and decided to visit him on his day off.

"Colten's mom saw an old video of me break dancing and I congratulated him on one of his break dancing videos his mom posted. And, of course, Colten wasted no time in challenging me and of course I couldn't resist," Marte said.

His family says the interaction with the man in blue made his day.
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