How these first responders are getting results in Orlando area

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Photo courtesy of the Orlando Fire Department
Photo courtesy of the Orlando Fire Department

ORLANDO, Fla. – Law enforcement officers and other first responders across Central Florida are going beyond the call of duty each week, and our team at News 6 loves to share the ways they're getting results in their communities.

Whether it be to crime victims and their families, animals in need or even each other, our first responders are always lending a helping hand.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office participated in this year's King of the Wing competition Wednesday to benefit the ARC of Marion County, which advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Deputies got results when they served up sriracha honey-glazed wings to the community and were voted second place in the amateur division. 

THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT TO KING OF THE WING! The Marion County Sheriff's Office was proud to participate in this year's...

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Orlando Fire Department got results by reading to students at Kidzone Learning Preschool Thursday. The students didn't just request to be read to, but they also wanted some hugs from a lieutenant.

Kidzone Learning Preschool students not only requested a firefighter to read to them. But also some hugs from Lt. Alicea. #ReadAcrossAmerica #BooksandBadges

Posted by Orlando Fire Department on Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Titusville Police Department welcomed an Apollo Elementary School student Wednesday for a tour around the station. Ja'cari said he plans to pursue a career in law enforcement and had a smile plastered across his face when meeting with officers.

Ja’cari, an Apollo Elementary Student, stopped by Titusville Police Department HQ for a tour, meet, and greet with officers. Ja’cari is planning a career in law enforcement.

Posted by Titusville Police Official Page on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Deputies from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office gave a K-9 demonstration to Trades of Hope Friday. K-9 Marko and K-9 Baro were the very good boys of the day that showed off what it takes to be the best deputy's dog.

Cpl. Gimbel and Deputy Cavas gave a K9 demonstration to Trades of Hope on Friday. Special thanks to the stars of the show, K9 Marko and K9 Baro! #GoodBoys

Posted by Flagler County Sheriff's Office on Friday, March 1, 2019

The Orange County Sheriff's Office visited the Central Florida chapter of the Unlocking Children's Potential organization at the Pine Hills campus Thursday. Sheriff John Mina engaged with the curious children and answered all of their questions.

We had such a great visit at the UCP of Central Florida campus in Pine Hills today. Sheriff John Mina loved fielding all the questions from so many inquisitive kids!

Posted by Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida on Thursday, February 28, 2019

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.