Rapid City first responders salute front line healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

PENNINGTON COUNTY — First responders in Pennington County sent gratitude to those on the front line of the pandemic.

That message was for all healthcare workers on the front line during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rapid City police, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies all came together to salute what all the healthcare workers are doing for the community. Emergency responders have always had a close working relationship with community healthcare workers.

Police Chief Karl Jegeris says, in these times, they’re on the front line together.

“This is a whole new level,” said Jegeris. “Like we are … We are here to ensure public safety from a public health prospective to sustain throughout the entire even and we’re going to do it collectively. Healthcare, public safety and front line workers.”

Also in attendance for the salute to healthcare workers were staff from the Pennington County Jail, The Care Campus, and District Five County Commissioner Gary Drewes.

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