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Patrol cars send heart-shaped messages to Upstate nurses on National Nurses Day

In celebration of National Nurses Day and with support from Upstate University Police, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office parked their patrol cars in the shape of a heart on the top floor of Upstate University Hospital’s East Parking Garage May 6. The cars, with flashing lights, could be viewed by nurses working in the hospital.

At Upstate Community Hospital, Onondaga Hill Fire Company brought out its ladder truck and joined a crew from AMR and Upstate University Police in the Emergency Department parking lot to show their support for nurses

Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Page was appreciative for the show of support. “To know that the community’s behind us and that they’re feeling the impact of this just means an enormous amount,”  she said.

Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway said the outreach from his department was important to do.

“We care about you each and every day of the year whether it’s this crisis we’re going through or anything else, they have a tremendously difficult job to do, they do it well," Conway said.