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More than 225 Heritage Elementary students participate in Walk to School Day with TPD

More than 225 students of Heritage Elementary in Tustin participated recently in International Walk to School Day, with officers and other TPD employees making sure they got to school safe. “It...

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A year after its formation, OCSD’s Custody Intelligence Unit focuses on jailhouse crimes

Two men play chess at a table in the day room. At another table, a man airs out a towel. Near them, a few dozen men slumped into chairs watch a TV mounted high above them, while behind them, on the...

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BTBuzz: Fredericksburg PD goes ‘Code Pink’ for Breast Cancer Awareness

Officers in Fredericksburg, Va. are going all out to show their support for breast cancer awareness. The Fredericksburg Police Department is going "Code Pink” for October, National Breast Cancer...

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Victim of knife-wielding intruder was a hard worker helping to support his family

Cesar Ramirez was a trusted employee. Ramirez, 24, was so trusted he was given the keys to the Volcano Tea House in Garden Grove. He would let himself into the establishment before it was open to...

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Top female sharpshooter OCSD’s Katie Olson was quick study in nailing the bullseye

Katie Olson is a natural. Or about as close to it as a sharpshooter’s bullet is to a bullseye. Olson, a 28-year-old Sheriff’s Special Officer for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, won...

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Some things you can’t unsee, as this Garden Grove PD detective can attest

In April 2005, Officer Steve Heine of the GGPD was on a particularly harrowing and agonizing call. An armed man had barricaded himself in an apartment with a woman. The standoff lasted six hours...

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Westminster PD now offering laterals $10,000 signing bonus

As part of the Westminster Police Department’s active recruitment efforts, the city recently approved a $10,000 signing bonus for qualifying laterals. The one-time cash signing bonus will be...

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SAPD sergeant was in Nevada training people in trauma care when real-life horror ensued

Sgt. Mike Gonzalez of the Santa Ana Police Department was in Henderson, Nev. on Friday and Saturday, teaching a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) class to a group of white- collar workers. In...

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OCSD deputies recount terror in Las Vegas: 'I had never felt that close to death before'

The first thing he noticed, after the shots rang out, was a man on his back, about 10 feet to his right. Like most of the other 22,000 attendees of the outdoor country music festival, when headliner...

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BTBuzz: Wisconsin officer goes beyond the call of duty for 8-year-old boy in need

Officer Lindsey Bittorf became an unlikely hero this summer after answering the call to serve and protect. But not in a way you might think. She first was introduced to 8-year-old Jackson...

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