Local law enforcement recognized by PETA

Several police departments and sheriffs' offices across Central Florida are getting recognition from PETA.

The animal rights organization is awarding law enforcement for their work in rescuing animals during Hurricane Dorian.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Daytona Beach Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Office are being recognized for their compassion.

  • Flagler County Sheriff's Office: Sgt. Greg Tietje discovered a sea turtle in a bathroom at Mala Compra Beach and carried the displaced animal — along with four others he and additional officers came across on the way — back to the water.
  • Daytona Beach Police Department: Two officers responded to a call from a concerned resident and rescued a couple of drenched kittens trapped between two fences.
  • Orange County Sheriff's Office: Deputy Josh Tolliver pulled a puppy out of an abandoned, flooded car and then adopted her.