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First Responders Honor Local Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

University Police planned a procession on the Anschutz Medical Campus

Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 24, 2020

As a show of support to the front-line healthcare heroes, the University of Colorado Police planned a procession that was held last night on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The event was led by federal and local police, fire departments, and other law enforcement officials. The motorcade saluted hospital staff with a display of lights and sirens while driving by UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, next to the campus. The procession was visible from the windows of all three hospitals, and the Children’s One helicopter crew flew multiple laps around the campus to showcase appreciation for our healthcare workers.

“We wanted to show our appreciation and gratitude for everything the healthcare workers are doing in this pandemic event,” said Randy Repola, chief of police for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “It was a really special moment and tribute. They’re on the frontlines in a different way than us, inside the hospital, so we wanted to come together to support one another in the fight against COVID-19.”

Take a look in the video here of highlights from the procession: