- The Laconia Police Department teamed up with firefighters to pay tribute to the healthcare workers in their area
- The staff at Lakes Region General Hospital were amazed to see squad cars in the parking area forming a heart-shaped display
- The cops were inspired by the Florida police department who initiated a similar kind gesture
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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world and many countries have imposed lockdowns in an attempt to curb the threat.
While many people have spent the majority of the lockdown indoors, healthcare workers have been in the front line.
To honour them for their courage and hard work, members of the Laconia Police Department displayed a heartwarming gesture recently.
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Cops teamed up with firefighters and EMT staff and formed a heart-shaped display in the Lakes Region General Hospital parking area.
A message reading “LPD thanks you,” was displayed in the middle of the cars.
Healthcare workers on duty on Sunday evening saw the touching display through hospital windows.
Western Journal reported that CEO and president of LRGHealthcare Kevin Donovan commended and thanked the boys in blue for their gesture.
Donovan said, “They’re about taking care of each other and they’re about supporting each other and it’s about showing each other, you know, coming together to take care of everybody.”
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Laconia Chief of Police Matt Canfield explained that his team were inspired to pull off the display after seeing the Florida police department do something similar.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that it's been business as usual for the nation's essential workers and they've continued with their daily grind.
We came across a few touching social media posts which allowed South Africans to meet some of these heroes.
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