Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Master Deputy Keith Rogers a REAL HERO

November 16, 2015 A photo has gotten some notoriety from the Orange county Sheriff’s office in Florida in the backdrop of Disney.

A little boy named Shayne Welch of Tewksbury, Massachusetts who is 6 years old went to Walt Disney World and Hollywood Studios where he would normally be looking for his favorite superhero found one but not wearing a cape in Deputy Keith Rogers.

The youngster was visiting the site with his parents and stopped by a local vendor and bought an autograph book and wanted to do some autograph collecting. The first hero he wanted to get an autograph from was the Deputy from the Sheriff’s office.

The boys mother was interviewed by the Today Show and said:

“It was our last park day in Disney, so we let each of the boys pick something from the gift store. Shayne selected the autograph book and pen,” says Shayne’s mother, Jennie Welch.

“As soon as he saw Deputy Rogers, he asked if he could get his autograph. We walked over to Deputy Rogers, who immediately bent down to Shayne’s level and began a conversation with him. He liked Shayne’s haircut and commented that when he was a boy, he had a similar cut. We thanked Deputy Rogers and continued through the park. When we were leaving, Shayne insisted on going out the exit near Deputy Rogers. When the Deputy saw him, he yelled out, ‘Bye, Shayne!’ Shayne looked at me with a huge smile and said, ‘Mom, I’m gonna miss him.'”

Shayne’s mother — herself a Tewksbury police officer who serves as her department’s safety officer, facilitating community outreach — captured the exchange between her son and Rogers and shared it with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“Who needs Mickey’s autograph when you can have an OCSO deputy’s?” Welch wrote in her caption. The sweet picture of the moment between the officer and the little boy has since gone viral on Facebook.

Orange County Master Deputy Keith Rogers Signs an autograph for Shayne Welch
Orange County Master Deputy Keith Rogers Signs an autograph for Shayne Welch
Photo Credit Facebook Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida


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