Ascension Parish first responders hold parade for healthcare workers

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Ascension Parish law enforcement took to the streets to celebrate health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We appreciate them, we love them, and we are thankful,” Sheriff Bobby Webre said. “It’s our healthcare workers, it’s our doctors and our nurses every day on that front line.”

Flashing their lights and playing music, first responders say they couldn’t think of a better way to show those on the front lines how much they mean to the community.

Nurses lined the parking lot of our lady of the lake hospital as the parade rolled by.

“It’s an honor to know they have our backs,” Patrick Largey said.

As health care professionals work around the clock to battle COVID-19, they are grateful for all the support. 

“We come in every day, we get support from the community and it gives us just the drive to be able to come in, put ourselves aside and do what we’re supposed to do as nurses and health care providers.” Tamika Westbrook said.

Sheriff Webre says this was just a small token of the city’s appreciation.

“[Healthcare workers] are fighting a battle, they’re putting themselves in harm’s way, they’re putting their families in harm’s way, but they’re getting up every morning and going to that hospital and protecting our community,” Webre said.

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