Photos: Emergency vehicles honor health care workers and fallen paramedic

People in brown EMS jackets stand with their hands behind their backs.
Hennepin County EMS workers watch emergency vehicles procession past to honor a paramedic who died earlier in the week in Minneapolis on Thursday.
Evan Frost | MPR News

Police cars, motorcycles, firetrucks and ambulances flooded downtown Minneapolis Thursday afternoon to honor health care workers and Hennepin County EMS paramedic Karl Meek, who died Tuesday.

The procession shut down what little traffic there was in downtown Minneapolis, as emergency vehicles circled Hennepin Healthcare with lights and sirens blaring. Hospital workers in scrubs and masks waved to the parade from the skyway. 

Masked Hennepin County paramedics and EMS workers stood at attention, lining Seventh Street as Sheriff Dave Hutchinson walked the line to offer his condolences and the parade of vehicles stopped to pay their respects.

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