On Monday, April 13, over two dozen New York Police Department (NYPD) vehicles from the 71st Police Precinct in Brooklyn, in collaboration with the Department of Investigation, blared their sirens and gave loud applause as they drove by NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County in the epicenter of the Caribbean community in Brooklyn.
“The rainy weather did not stop NYPD first responders from showing their appreciation for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County in a statement.
It said doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers gathered outside of the hospital’s main entrance on Clarkson Avenue “beaming with excitement as they applauded right back.”
The hospital said NYPD officers greeted hospital workers “with lights, sirens and applause to thank them for working tirelessly on the frontlines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.”
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County said it is “continuously committed to defend and protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and our NYC community at large.
“Our Health Care Heroes are working day and night to ensure that all our patients receive the quality care they need,” it said. “In the face of a frightening pandemic and mounting uncertainty, NYC Health + Hospitals staff is showing remarkable courage.”