DUNDALK, Md (WJZ) — Some Baltimore County police officers were on a special assignment Friday to spread some love ahead of Valentine’s Day.
The officers from the Dundalk precinct paid a visit to local nursing homes.READ MORE: Slain Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook To Be Laid To Rest Monday
In a tweet, the department said its “Cupid Crew” stopped by the nursing homes with cards and treats for the residents.
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) February 12, 2021
Joy Lepola Stewart, the director of the department’s public affairs section, said the visits were designed to help lift residents’ spirits after an isolating year due to visitor restrictions put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many seniors have experienced a hard year in senior living facilities due to the pandemic and visitor restrictions. Our “Cupid Crews” are looking to lift their spirits #valentinesday2021@BaltCoPolice pic.twitter.com/nCDV4HdgGeREAD MORE: Victims Identified In Woodlawn Shooting Saturday, Police Detail Suspect's Attack
— JoyLepolaStewart (@jlepolastewart) February 12, 2021
Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said the officers’ visits were well-received by the residents.
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Throughout the day, @BaltCoPolice visited several long term care facilities to drop off Valentine’s Day cards and treats to residents. They received a great welcome from the staff and residents as they waved from outside. pic.twitter.com/N2qg1ksDNB
— Melissa Hyatt (@ChiefMHyatt) February 12, 2021