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Prescott Valley Police Holding Procession to Honor Hospital, Health Care Workers During Pandemic -Delayed

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The Prescott Valley Police Department put out a notice today that the planned procession has been postponed for the time being. Updates will be posted as they are released.

The Prescott Valley Police Department will participate in an emergency vehicle procession “Honoring Our Super Heroes” event with 12 other local agencies on Thursday, June 4 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The procession will include 13 Quad City first responding agencies with lights and sirens activated.

The event, spearheaded by the Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System, will recognize the relationships between local communities’ hospitals and front-line healthcare staff who have been battling the Covid-19 pandemic. The VA Healthcare System Police Service has invited area first responders to pay tribute to these heroes with the emergency vehicle procession at all three medical centers – The Northern Arizona VA Hospital and Yavapai Regional Medical Centers West in Prescott and East in Prescott Valley.

“The healthcare providers in our hospitals and clinics have displayed an unwavering dedication to provide care and treatment for our patients throughout this difficult time. The first responders representing their respective agencies in this event wish to show our gratitude,” VA Chief of Police Brian Schuman said.

Participating agencies include the Prescott Veterans Affairs Police Department; Prescott Police Department; Prescott Valley Police Department; Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office; Yavapai College Police Department; Chino Valley Police Department; Prescott Fire Department; Central Arizona Fire Department; Life Line Ambulance Services, Inc.; Yavapai Prescott Tribal Police Department; Arizona Department of Public Safety; Arizona Fish and Game; and United States National Forest Service – Fire.

The procession on June 4 will stage at 9:30 a.m. at the Findlay Toyota Center parking lot in Prescott Valley and visit YRMC East before travelling to Prescott. Traffic control will be provided by the Prescott Valley and Prescott Police Departments, and the VA Police while on VA property.

Police ask that residents not be alarmed at the emergency lights and sirens while this event is taking place, and exercise caution and patience as this procession honors the work and sacrifices of our health care professionals and first responders during the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information on the procession in Prescott Valley, please contact the Prescott Valley Police Department at 928-772-9267.

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