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How Orlando-area first responders are going the extra mile

Local law enforcement officers, firefighters go above the call of duty

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(Photo: Orange 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, four local agencies in Central Florida shared heartwarming stories on social media.

A Palm Bay officer proved last week that law enforcement officers have other talents besides fighting crime. A video posted on the Palm Bay Police Department's Facebook page showed Officer Hill stopping by Odyssey Charter School in Brevard County to share his musical talents with students. See his piano performance below.

Dueling Pianos Palm Bay style

Dueling Pianos Palm Bay style Ofc. Hill visits Odyssey Charter to share his musical background with students. Special Thanks to Principal Nolder and Mr. Kingfield Odyssey Charter School - Elementary Campus Brevard Public Schools (official)

Posted by Palm Bay Police Department on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Casselberry officers also enjoyed some musical fun last week at National Night Out. A video posted to the Casselberry Police Department's Facebook page shows an officer giving dance lessons to guests both big and small who made it out to the annual event hosted by law enforcement agencies across Central Florida. See his impressive moves below.

National Night Out Dance Video

National Night Out - CSO Jeff Herron gives dance lessons.

Posted by Casselberry Police Department on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Aside from fighting crime, playing instruments and busting a move, some law enforcement officers have unique talents -- like goat whispering. The Orange County Sheriff's Office shared photos of Sgt. Jamie Hoffman responding to a call about an aggressive goat in Apopka. Clearly Hoffman's skills did the job, as the goat ended up on a leash and calm enough to go on a stroll.

Did the goat get his goat? Naaaah! Sgt Jamie Hoffman arrived on the call of an aggressive goat near the Fishermans...

Posted by Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida on Saturday, October 6, 2018

Also in Orange County, firefighters made a difference for a little girl all the way in Oklahoma when they sent a special gift her way. Crews posted a picture on Twitter and said they were so touched when they received a letter from the girl -- who said she really looks up to them -- they knew they had to arrange the special delivery for the future firefighter.

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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