CAMDEN, NJ — Over 80 vehicles, including members of the Camden police, fire department, and EMS, joined in a caravan Monday to give thanks to the men and women that make up the city's healthcare workforce responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
“This is the least we can do for these heroes who are putting their lives on the line to wage war against this insidious, silent killer,” said Camden Police Chief Joe Wysocki. “We can’t thank them enough for what they are doing every day for our community and the tireless time and energy they are putting into this monumental fight.”
Hundreds of first responders took part in the car-parade, which was coordinated by the CCPD and the Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police.
Organizers said the procession of police cars and motorcycles, as well as EMS vehicles, was done to honor doctors, nurses and other medical professionals working in Camden County's hospitals, mobile test sites, clinics and urgent care facilities in the midst of the pandemic.
“In the fight against COVID-19 our healthcare workers are on the front lines, saving lives every day while risking their own personal safety and welfare,” said Dan Cormaney, President of the Camden County Police Chiefs Association. “The doctors and nurses that are working tirelessly through this pandemic deserve our support and appreciation, not just today but every single day of this unprecedented battle to save lives. This small display of appreciation does not begin to come close to the thanks that they deserve.”
A clip of part of the caravan can be viewed below: