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No. 2: After more than 5 years undercover, Garden Grove cop survives one hair-raising ordeal

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published Jan. 20.  In the 5½ years since his last...

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Neighborhood Watch meeting in Garden Grove yields some eye-opening crime statistics

600 percent. The statistic elicited audible gasps in the room. That’s how much sexual assaults are up citywide this year, Garden Grove PD Lt. Thomas DaRé told a group of residents last week at a...

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No. 4: Burning question answered: Why firefighters buy groceries together

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published March 3.  They get the questions almost all the...

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Baseball camp for at-risk youth lauded as grand-slam success in teaching life lessons

A crack of the bat, and the kid took off. Another youngster playing second base fielded the ball cleanly and threw the batter out at first. “Nice play!” yelled one of several adults watching...

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No. 5: Anaheim sees outpouring of support following death of legendary traffic cop ‘Big Ed’ Kline

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published March 12.  You probably never saw him...

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No. 6: Huntington Beach police officer builds ties with deaf community

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published Jan. 5.  Huntington Beach Officer Mark Van...

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Little girl, big hero: daughter honored for 911 call that saved her father's life

“Fire Department, what is the address of the emergency?” That’s how Cheryl Curtis answers every call that comes into the Metro Cities Fire Authority (Metro Net) dispatch center. Each call is...

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No. 8: La Habra police shut down illegal massage businesses with new technique 

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. This story originally published June 8.  In some ways, they look the same —...

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Road to recovery: Mom of two thanks Tustin officers for felony arrest

In their combined 24 years with the department, the Tustin officers said they had never before seen this. Typically, officers David Welde and John Hedges don’t make appearances in Drug Court,...

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Retired Tustin Lt. recalls twisted tale of murder and making things right

Editor’s note: The “Bedroom Basher” case was featured on the television show, “The Perfect Murder,” on Wednesday, July 22. It is the second time the infamous case was profiled for...

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