Opinion

O.C. Sheriff's Department comments on Gov. Jerry Brown's sentence commutations

Editor's note: The OCSD submitted this opinion piece, written by Undersheriff Don Barnes, to Behind the Badge. Do victims have a voice in California anymore? Actions by our State Legislature and...

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Vargas: On Thanksgiving Day, two people died because they made the bad decision to flee from the cops

On Thanksgiving Day, two men died because they made the very bad decision to try to outrun the police. The pursuit originated in Villa Park in response to a burglary call. Deputies pursued...

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Vargas: OC Sheriff's Dept. deserves kudos for putting modern posse into full force

We’ve all seen the old westerns where the bank gets robbed and immediately the sheriff gathers up a posse to chase after the bad guys. They saddle up their ponies and head off into the countryside...

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