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Orange PD officer nearly killed by drunk driver says goodbye to profession he loves

The front of his T-shirt reads: Sweat dries Blood clots Bones heal The back: Suck it up, Buttercup Ever since a drunk driver nearly killed him on Dec. 10, 2016, Sharif Muzayen has been sucking...

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Former park ranger now a La Habra police officer

Officer Mark Milward is returning to his roots. His job with the California Department of Parks and Recreation took him away from the city where he grew up, but these days he dons a La Habra...

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Laguna Hills elementary school honors top students in novel anti-bullying campaign

When a school resource officer, alarmed at an increase in bullying at an elementary school in Laguna Hills, came up with the idea of creating a program to curb such incidents, he needed a name that...

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BTBuzz: Officers unite families with dog, chicken; get couple to wedding venue; and save baby from drowning

Indiana State Police Master Trooper Dwayne Halliburton will be a forever hero to a family after reuniting them with their Siberian Husky. The frightened dog ran off after the family was involved...

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OCSD identifies Jane Doe homicide victim after more than 31 years

For more than 31 years, the homicide victim had been just a number – one of the nearly 100 Jane and John Does in Orange County that investigators in the Coroner Division of the Orange County...

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Stu Greenberg, a 33-year veteran of the OC Sheriff’s Department, sworn in as Tustin chief

Last year, when he heard that his friend, Charlie Celano, was going to retire as chief of the Tustin PD, Stu Greenberg phoned him to congratulate him. At the time, Greenberg, a 33-year veteran of...

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Small things loom large at OC Crime Lab

The OC Crime Lab’s trace analysts focus on the details – the minute details, that is. Things like paint chips, hair, fibers, lightbulb filaments, and other microscopic evidence. Forensic...

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Westminster Police Department fallen officer honored by Rio Hondo College Police Academy recruits during Pride Run

Thirty-nine Rio Hondo College Police Academy recruits ended their police training in early January by honoring a Westminster PD fallen officer during a 4-mile memorial run throughout the city. A Rio...

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Pasadena Police Officer celebrates retirement at iconic Rose Bowl

The retirement party for Pasadena Police Sgt. Greg Afsharian was far from typical. For starters, the festivities didn’t take place in a restaurant or banquet hall. The Jan.3 celebration of...

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Garden Grove recruiting 16 officers and support staff with money from new sales tax

Stretched to the limit over the last two decades, the Garden Grove PD is recruiting 16 additional police officers and support personnel, thanks to a 1-cent local sales tax overwhelmingly approved by...

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