A business owner volunteered to sanitize marked police units, which police spokesman Officer Doug Day said “took time.”
“This company took time out of their day to get these cars done, and all for free,” he said.
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“It makes me remember that I picked the right place to work,” Day said of the response. “This is a great city. We have our issues, things happen here, but in the end, it’s a great community. They’re going out of their way. A little girl made us cookies and brought them in.”
But Fairfield citizens often “go out of their way” in support of first responders, Day said.
“We always get taken care of by our community, and that’s why we’re always happy to take care of them,” he said.
It’s a two-way street, said Wagner, and is doing their part to support other virus front-line workers.
“It’s all hands on deck,” he said.
Mercy Fairfield needed help weigh down their tents outside their entrance, so the fire department let them use their portable plastic barriers.
Fairfield Police helped keep the spirits high for Mercy Fairfield, erecting a sign that reads “Heroes Work Here.”
“They’re the ones dealing with it every day,” said Day. “And they’re always quick to see us, to make sure we’re getting tested.”