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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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No. 17: Teen thanks Costa Mesa police for rescuing her from jumping off freeway bridge

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 3.  The 14-year-old clung to the fence of a...

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Westminster police provide HOPE for the homeless

When the sun is blazing, their job becomes a little more difficult. “It’s really hot out today, so I don’t know if anyone will be out,” said Westminster officer Dave Ferronato. Still...

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Longtime Anaheim resident makes the grade in highly competitive job of police dispatcher

These are the kinds of phone calls she used to get: Why did I get charged a late fee? My statement didn’t reflect the credit when I made a return. What happened? I made an appointment with a beauty...

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No. 20: Officer’s compassion on tragic call to Garden Grove home comes full circle

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 Sept. 17.  Five years. That’s how long it...

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No. 21: ‘Will to Survive’ training takes recruits through exhausting test of arrest control techniques

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 25.  A lot of people have never been hit...

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This Austin is a powerful example of how Garden Grove PD’s ‘farm system’ works

In early May, while speaking to explorers at an awards gala, Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin compared Major League Baseball’s farm system to his agency’s ideal method of hiring new...

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No. 22: Meet Bill Collins, the Westminster Police officer who came back from the dead

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. 16.  He remembers the first thing he said to...

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