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Community bids farewell to Brea Officer Daniel McKinley, a ‘big bear’ with big heart

“See you in the morning.” The best friends would say that to each other at the end of each shift at the Brea PD. They had adjoining lockers and would walk out to their cars together and part...

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‘Second life’ began for Tustin cop after witnessing the horrors of 9-11 attacks

He heard it before he saw it. As Brad Saunders raised his arm to hail a taxicab, the distinct sound of jet engines overhead made him pause. Planes didn’t fly in the area, and he knew...

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Fullerton Police Department announces the name of its new K9 following public contest

Jax. That’s the name that beat out six other candidates in a public contest to give the Fullerton PD’s newest K9 officer an official moniker. Jax and Thor were the top two vote-getters through...

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Westminster police shut down two illegal gambling homes, arrest six

It smelled of old food and stale cigarettes. Closed windows and drawn blinds kept curious eyes out and the heavy air in. The main attraction — a Chinese video game known as “the fish...

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Grant presented to Anaheim Fire & Rescue to continue helmet program for city’s youth

Just think about it. That’s the message Carmen Lofgren wants to spread when it comes to wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle, scooter or skateboard. Lofgren’s son, Gary, 25, wasn’t...

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The late Sgt. Todd Kridle, now a lieutenant, honored at first-annual Anaheim PD event

Anaheim Police Sgt. Todd Kridle was an ideal candidate for lieutenant, officials say. However, before he formally could be promoted, Kridle, 49, a married father of four young children, lost a...

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Meet the 33 graduates of Class 216 from the Orange County Sheriff’s Training Academy

Stress training, physical training, firearms, arrest control techniques, learning domains, communication skills. For 26 grueling weeks, the 33 graduating members of Class 216 at the Orange County...

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Garden Grove Police worry that predicted monster El Nino will put homeless in peril

A “Godzilla” El Nino is on its way, weather forecasters warn. And there is no segment of the population more in danger of flash floods than the homeless. This worries Brian Hatfield. The Garden...

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Highway sections to be named for two Fullerton officers killed in line of duty

Their lives were cut short when they were on the job, but memories of two fallen Fullerton Police officers live on. And soon, motorists will be reminded daily about the ultimate sacrifices made by...

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A young police explorer, a funeral, and the one thing he dreamed of having: a badge

A badge. Vince Parra dreamed about wearing one all his life. He wouldn’t take no for an answer --- not even when a terrifying foe emerged to threaten his goal of becoming a Buena Park police...

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