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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, but...

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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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OC police agencies run with Special Olympics athletes to welcome Summer Games

Officers from Tustin Police Department on Monday, July 20, volunteered along side athletes who will be participating in the 2015 Special Olympics as they escorted the Flame of Hope to its final...

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No. 10: Cypress K-9 on the mend after felon assaults him, fights officers

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 April 23.  The 110-pound German shepherd waits...

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Family disturbance: This cop had seconds to choose between deadly or non-deadly force

Shoot the young man wielding the knife, or use a Taser? Life or death. In just seconds, the 26-year-old patrol cop had to make a decision. *** Six months. That’s how long Officer Mike Greene had...

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No. 13: A behind-the-scenes look at K-9 training with Fullerton, Fountain Valley PDs

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 24.  K-9 officers are a crucial tool for...

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Hero K9 Bruno’s handler starts training new partner

Editor's note: This story was originally published July 5, 2014.  When he was a small boy, RJ Young scampered out of his family’s house in Garden Grove and into the backyard. While his parents...

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No. 15: This fixture at DUI checkpoints in Garden Grove and Cypress isn’t a cop, but a mother

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 was originally published April 17.  It’s approaching midnight on a...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue rolls out state’s first ambulance with a nurse practitioner on board

Sore back. The 39-year-old woman applied an over-the-counter cooling patch to relieve the pain. But soon, she was calling 911: She suffered a severe allergic reaction to the medication in the pad,...

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