Monroe Police transporting doctors, nurses to work during winter storm

Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 11:38 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - It’s a weather event very few of us have ever experienced.

Rain, sleet and snow have created dangerous and hazardous road conditions across the entire region. This might have cancelled work for a lot of adults in our area, but that’s not the case for our frontline workers.

That’s why the Monroe Police Department and dozens of other agencies stepped up to make sure they can make it to work safely.

“We want to make sure they can have the opportunity to utilize what we have in the city to be able to fulfill their jobs and the commitments they may have,” said Monroe Police Chief Victor Zordan.

MPD partnered with local hospitals like St. Francis Medical Center to transport doctors, nurses and other first responders who may need a ride to work.

Chief Zordan said they have several 4-wheel-drive vehicles and a Bearcat to handle the job. He shared the importance of offering additional help in critical times like this.

“In times like these we have to pull together and work as one, and if we do then it will make life a whole lot easier when we’re experiencing this kind of weather event which is highly unusual for us in the south,” said Zordan.

Zordan said they duty of a police officer is more than just a handcuff and a badge, it’s helping the community where you see fit.

“We obviously have resources that can be limited at time especially with this weather that we have, but anything we can do to make this city better and to make it work in high stress times like these, that’s an extension of this police department that I think I’ve imparted on my officers that they have extended this out to the citizens in this community so that we can help everybody be successful in times like this,” said Zordan.

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