Coronavirus crisis: Gary Sinise helps provide busy LAPD officers with place to rest, recharge in Elysian Park

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Friday, April 3, 2020
COVID-19: Gary Sinise helps provide LAPD with place to rest, recharge
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Actor Gary Sinise and his foundation join others who give Los Angeles Police officers a place to rest and recharge while working long hours during Covid-19 crisis.

ELYSIAN PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Police Foundation, several businesses and numerous volunteers, Los Angeles Police officers now have a place where they can rest and recharge between their now 12-hour-long shifts amid the coronavirus crisis.

Officers may not be able to go home because they have high-risk relatives. But now at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park, they can rest, and have access to food, dry cleaning and even a barber.

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In the past few weeks, the Gary Sinise Foundation's Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service has donated over 4,000 pieces of equipment to first responders across the country in need of protective gear and key sterilizing equipment.

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