A parade of police and sheriff cars from the Inland Empire will spread holiday cheer.

Today, Monday, Dec. 20 and Tuesday, Dec. 21, a parade of police and sheriff cars from the Inland Empire will drive-thru hospitals in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to spread holiday cheer. With lights and sirens activated, law enforcement officers hope to spread as much cheer to doctors, nurses, and all hospital staff, who have worked around the clock over the last two years to keep the community safe; a mission that law enforcement shares.

Today, Monday, Dec.20, 2021, starting at 9 a.m., law enforcement officers from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties will parade simultaneously in their areas.  Riverside County agencies will start in the Coachella Valley and work their way west, stopping at hospitals in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Banning, and Moreno Valley.

  • 10:30 a.m.- John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
  • 11:45 a.m.- Eisenhower Medical Center
  • 12:30 p.m.- Desert Regional Medical Center
  • 1:15 p.m.- San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
  • 2:00 p.m. – Kaiser Permanente, Moreno Valley
  • 2:15 p.m.- Riverside University Health System

On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, starting at 10 a.m., the parade will continue in Riverside County with stops in Hemet, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Corona, and Riverside. The San Bernardino County parade will also continue with hospitals in their area.  The final stop for both counties will be at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda for the event finale.

  • 10:15 a.m.- Hemet Global Medical Center
  • 11:00 a.m.- Menifee Global Medical Center
  • 11:30 a.m.- Kaiser Permanente, Murrieta
  • 12:00 p.m.- Loma Linda University Health, Murrieta
  • 12:45 p.m.- Rancho Springs Medical Center
  • 1:15 p.m.- Temecula Valley Hospital
  • 2:00 p.m.- Inland Valley Medical Center
  • 3:00 p.m.- Corona Regional Medical Center
  • 3:45 p.m.- Kaiser Permanente, Riverside
  • 4:15 p.m.- Parkview Community Hospital
  • 4:30 p.m.- Riverside Community Hospital
  • 6:00 p.m.- Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda

With the help of their sponsors, Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), the Sheriff’s Employee Benefits Association (SEBA), and Stater Bros., this coordinated effort of more than 25 law enforcement agencies from local, state, and federal agencies will travel a total of over 300 miles and visit 30 hospitals.  In its second year, #IEholidaycheer is one of the largest events of its kind involving Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

So, if you see the parade, honk and wave as a way to show support for their efforts in thanking front-line workers, who undoubtedly give 100% every single day.

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