Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers began their night shift on Thursday by attending the Royal Jubilee hospital to acknowledge the ongoing work of hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, March 26th, at 7:00 p.m., a full watch of Patrol officers circled the Royal Jubilee Hospital in their police cars with their lights activated. Outside of the Emergency Room bay, the officers got out of their vehicles and took a moment to clap and celebrate the work of hospital staff and healthcare workers during these challenging times.

“Tonight, our Patrol officers took a moment to thank hospital staff, to acknowledge them for everything they are doing during this pandemic, and to let them know that we appreciate their commitment,” said Chief Del Manak. “As first responders, we recognize their incredible work on the front lines of this public health crisis.”

VicPD recognizes and thanks the efforts of all healthcare workers who are the front line in the fight against COVID-19.