How these law enforcement officers are humanizing the badge

(Photo: Osceola County Sheriff's Office)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Each week on News 6 at Nine, News 6 likes to share some good news about Orlando-area first responders.

This week, five agencies in Central Florida shared stories on social media that highlighted the good work they're doing in the community.

Firefighters were no match for these Volusia County deputies who took part in this year's Heroes Cup Police vs. Firefighters soccer match this weekend. Deputies shared their winning photo -- trophy and all -- to Facebook, saying it was a close match, but cops captured the win this year. 

The Heroes Cup Police vs. Firefighters charity soccer match was this weekend. Close match, but the cops won this one,...

Posted by Volusia Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 17, 2018

A corporal with the Orange County Sheriff's Office gave a badge to a young boy he met through a program that provided both the boy and the corporal's son service dogs. When the boy's family told the corporal he loved law enforcement officers, the corporal said he knew it was only right to surprise him with an OCSO badge during their training session. Look at how happy the boy was.

Making a difference! Corporal Kern recently gave an OCSO patch to young Cole. The Kern family met Cole and his family...

Posted by Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida on Friday, September 14, 2018

A few deputies in Brevard County made patrolling fun this weekend while keeping an eye on the area while riding on horseback. Deputies said riding the horses sure made for a fun icebreaker when plenty of people in the community came up to pet the animals. Did we mention the team patrolling the area was made up of reserve deputies and other volunteers who donated their time and horses?


Posted by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official) on Sunday, September 16, 2018

In Seminole County, members of the county's school crossing guard team participated in a Bike Safety Expo hosted by Wekiva Elementary School. Deputies shared photos from the event to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, thanking parents and staff members for their commitment to teaching safety to students.

Members of our School Crossing Guard team were thrilled to participate in a Bike Safety Expo hosted by Wekiva Elementary...

Posted by Seminole County Sheriff's Office on Friday, September 14, 2018

What's better than cookies and milk? Osceola County sheriff's deputies may tell you it's cookies and milk with a cop. Deputies on Monday stopped by Osceola Science Charter School to read and enjoy their favorite snack with a kindergarten class. Of course, they shared some photos from the event to the Sheriff's Office Facebook page for the community to enjoy.

Thank you Osceola Science Charter School for having us over for Cookies & Milk with a Cop. We loved reading and having...

Posted by Osceola County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 17, 2018

For more on these feel-good stories and to see other stories that highlight the good news in Central Florida, watch News 6 at Nine Wednesdays starting at 9 a.m. 

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