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ORLANDO, Fla. – Every week, News 6 at Nine features community stories involving local law enforcement -- officers may take their work seriously, but they also love to have a good time with the community members they serve. 

While on patrol in the Fruitland Park area, a Lake County deputy noticed a lemonade stand run by three young entrepreneurs. To help their cause, he decided to stop by and enjoy some of their fresh homemade lemonade, the perfect summer refreshment. 

On Tuesday, Deputy Jake Corman was patrolling the unincorporated Fruitland Park area and ran across these little...

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

There's nothing more exciting than a surprise greeting from not just one, but a fleet of officers, especially in a magical place like Disney Springs. On Friday, 21-year-old Ian hoped to grab the attention of one Orange County officer by waving him over. Instead, many more joined, making for a memorable day. 

21-year-old Ian was hoping one deputy at Disney Springs would come over and say hi on Friday. Instead, a whole BUNCH of...

Posted by Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida on Monday, July 29, 2019

Meanwhile, the Titusville Police Department participated in a car show where community members with a knack for vintage cars could take a close look at the department's old school patrol vehicle, long after its glory days of fighting crime. 

The Titusville Police Department participated in the second annual Harry T. and Harriette Moore Museum Car show....

Posted by Titusville Police Official Page on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hair nets and badges — a comical sight, but nonetheless inspiring. Orlando Police Department's bike patrol officers were seen packing meals to feed Central Florida children and their families. 

Our downtown bike patrol officers kicked off MLS All-Star week with Wells Fargo and Feeding Children Everywhere packaging meals to feed children and families in the Central Florida community. #MLSAllStar

Posted by Orlando Police Department on Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Orange County Fire Rescue reunited a dog named Littler Casper with his owner. The dog had gotten stuck under a storage shed while chasing a snake. Dave Nelson was grateful to retrieve his dog, who was scared but unhurt. This wasn't your typical cat-in-a-tree-call, but certainly heartwarming.  

Aww.. Starting your day with happy tails 🐶! Love a good puppy rescue and unexpected thank you post. Too good not to share - Great job Firehouse 81!

Posted by Orange County Fire Rescue Department, Florida on Thursday, July 25, 2019