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Marion County school resource officer brightens Christmas for three elementary students

Three elementary school students in Ocala recently became the proud owners of their own bicycle thanks to the generosity of a local school resource officer and an anonymous donor.

When Marion County Sheriff’s Office school resource deputy Paul Hahn learned that three Maplewood Elementary School students were hoping to get bicycles this Christmas, he decided to help make their wish come true, according to a social media post from MCSO.

Thanks to Hahn’s efforts, along with a generous donation from an anonymous donor, he was able to surprise the students with their new bicycles.

MCSO school resource deputy gets bicycles for three Maplewood Elementary students December 2022
The students were all smiles when MCSO school resource deputy Paul Hahn surprised them with the bicycles (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

“Nothing warms our hearts more than being able to help our young citizens,” stated the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on its Facebook page. “We couldn’t be more grateful to our citizens for helping us do just that. Thank you to our anonymous donor for your help bringing smiles to their faces.”