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Garden Grove PD carries torch for Special Olympics, and readies for second run

Once is not enough. The Garden Grove PD participated in the Torch Run for the Special Olympics last week, and is set to do it again this week, on Friday, June 8 --- joining other law enforcement...

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Garden Grove PD remembers its Fallen Five

They are more than simply names on a memorial. Sgt. Myron L. Trapp was an aficionado of Western movies and books and cooked up chili hot enough to set your mouth ablaze. Reserve Officer Andy...

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Garden Grove PD corporal now on patrol with new K9 partner – finally

With 85-pound, sable-red German shepherd, Kody, attached firmly to the other end of the jute toy in his hand, Garden Grove PD Cpl. John Bankson finally has found his match. Or so he hopes. Since...

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For a career in law enforcement, the Garden Grove Police Cadet Program is a good place to start

Capt. Tom DaRe, Capt. Ed Leiva, Lt. Carl Whitney, Officer Hector Ferreira, and Officer Austin Laverty have something in common. Before they become sworn officers for Garden Grove Police...

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Cold Case files: Woman beaten to death in her home with bowling pin

Police are seeking leads in the murder of a woman who was killed in a back bedroom of her home on Nov. 21, 1978. “This lady is truly an innocent victim,” said Det. Michael Farley of the Garden...

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Three detectives say goodbye to GGPD, hello to new careers with O.C. District Attorney

Investigators Bob Bogue and Mike Farley sat in a conference room at the Garden Grove PD on a recent afternoon talking about their long tenures as detectives at the agency, as well as their new jobs:...

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Public safety a family affair for Garden Grove PD community service officer

Community Service Officer Shelby Keuilian grew up around police and fire officials, so it’s no surprise that her chosen career follows the path of public service. Officers would often visit...

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Pastor James desperately needed new wheels, so the GGPD came up with the key solution

After Chaplain James Scheller finished his prayer in front of guests at the Garden Grove Police Association Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, he headed back to his seat where he thought he...

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Garden Grove PD seeks information about man found with gunshot wound to head

Garden Grove police officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 7:20 p.m. March 1, and found a man who appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound to the head. The Garden Grove Police...

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Garden Grove officer recounts scary brush with suspected carjacker taken down by K9

Editor's note: This story has been updated. Suspect Antonio Padilla Jr., 37, of Palm Desert was charged Wednesday, Feb. 28, with multiple felonies and misdemeanors that, if he is convicted, come with...

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