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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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Don Barnes, sworn in as O.C.’s 13th sheriff, details five initiatives for his first term

When he became a deputy in 1989, Don Barnes had his badge pinned on him by then-Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates. Gates would go on to serve another decade as O.C. sheriff before ending his...

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Sandra Hutchens reflects on achievements after serving for more than 10 years as OC sheriff

Just before lunchtime on Dec. 20, 2018, Sandra Hutchens sat in her nearly empty office at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, her professional life mirroring that of her personal life: one foot...

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GGPD DUI checkpoint honors fallen Costa Mesa Fire Capt. Mike Kreza

DUI checkpoints staged on Orange County roadways are similar, regardless of the law enforcement agency running them. Well-lit signs alert drivers of the approaching checkpoint as vehicles are...

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