MELROSE– Wakefield Police Chief Steven A. Skory and Saugus Interim Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti are pleased to share that members of both the Wakefield and Saugus Police Departments have partnered to organize a regional first responder parade of support and thanks for medical professionals at MelroseWakefield Healthcare today.
Thursday, April 23 at approximately 5:15 p.m.
MelroseWakefield Healthcare, 585 Lebanon St., Melrose
Wakefield Police Lt. Joe Anderson and Saugus Police Officers Matthew Donahue and Domenic Montano have partnered to coordinate a parade of thanks at MelroseWakefield Healthcare today to recognize staff for their work helping those who are sick or injured throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our healthcare professionals are on the front lines of this pandemic, and they’re showing up every day to help those who need medical care during this time; they’re the ones who are caring for our family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and so on,” Lt. Anderson said. “Showing our support and our thanks for their hard work is one way for us to convey how appreciative our communities are.”
First responders will be driving emergency vehicles past the hospital to display their support for all healthcare workers during the parade. Area Fire Departments have also been invited to participate.
Agencies who have confirmed their participation include: Wakefield Police, Saugus Police, Massachusetts State and Environmental Police, Peabody Police, Melrose Police, Stoneham Police, Everett Police, Revere Police, Chelsea Police, Lynn Police, Malden Police, Beverly Police, Manchester-by-the-Sea Police, Reading Police, Danvers Police, Newburyport Police and Armstrong Ambulance.
Those taking part in the parade will meet at Wakefield High School beforehand, from 4:45-5 p.m., and will then proceed to MelroseWakefield Healthcare.