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No. 28: Nearly killed during DUI traffic stop, officer joins HB team targeting intoxicated drivers

Editor's note: In honor of Behind the Badge OC's one-year anniversary, we will be sharing the 30 most-read stories. No. 28 from Huntington Beach was originally published April 9.  It started as a...

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No. 29: A look back at Tustin Police’s original gang unit: ‘Those were the hot years’

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 out of Tustin was originally published March 9.  The gang member...

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Ed DesBiens: A portrait of a composite artist as a young(ish) cop at the Garden Grove PD

He always starts with the eyes. Pencil in hand, an electric eraser nearby to zap away fine detail if necessary, the composite artist goes to work. Armed with details from a witness or victim ---...

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Fullerton police family gathers to remember Det. Tommy De La Rosa 25 years after his death

She was only 18 months old when her father was killed in a drug sting. Now all grown up, Ashley De La Rosa stood next to her mother, Leslie, to serve cake at a commemorative ceremony June 20 marking...

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La Habra police connect with community over coffee

The La Habra officers huddled outside the local donut shop, styrofoam coffee cups in hand, ready to mingle. One couple shared concerns about cars speeding near their home, another resident...

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VIDEO: Anaheim Fire & Rescue chief outlines what’s authorized, urges safe use on the 4th

Safe and sane fireworks sales start this Sunday in Anaheim. Anaheim Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Randy Bruegman reminds all Anaheim residents of what fireworks are dangerous and illegal as well as...

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Fireworks back in Anaheim this 4th: Fire chief outlines what’s authorized, urges safe use

For the first time in 30 years, fireworks will be allowed in Anaheim on the Fourth of July --- but only in certain parts of the city, and only on private property with the owner’s permission, and...

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Garden Grove sting yields more than 1,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in man’s car, home

A Garden Grove man’s aspirations to sell thousands of dollars worth of dangerous and illegal fireworks have fizzled out like a wet sparkler. The Garden Grove PD and Garden Grove Fire Department on...

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Cypress and Westminster PDs participate in torch run to welcome Special Olympics

Hundreds of police hit the streets this month to lead the charge in welcoming thousands of athletes to the Los Angeles area for this year’s Special Olympics Summer World Games. Officers from...

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Fullerton PD honored at kickball match, picnic for efforts to reduce drunk driving in city

It was a kickball contest with a real kicker: honoring the Fullerton PD for strategies to reduce drunk driving in the city. On Friday, June 19, Chief Dan Hughes and several officers participated in...

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