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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...

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No. 11: Retired HB detective recalls case that shook Huntington Beach

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 Nov. 25, 2014.  Every day, Steve Mack passes a...

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Notebook: Heavy rains in canyon a possible harbinger of things to come this winter

It was a blazing-hot afternoon last week when I saw the sign in Silverado Canyon: El Nino Preparation & Evacuation Workshop Wed. July 29, 7 p.m. Silverado Community Center Sweating during the...

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No. 12: Thousands celebrate life of Lt. Ken Alexander of Placentia PD

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 Nov. 18, 2014.  1965 - 2014 Forty-eight...

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Roman: Welcome to the greatest show on Earth

I saw a Tweet today that I wanted to share. It was from an officer with less than a year on the job: In terms of how addicting it is, no drug has anything on police work. Once you get in it,...

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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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Roman: Pain of watching a family see their father get arrested for DUI cuts deep

The other night I saw something that bothered me for some reason. It wasn’t a dead body, a horrific accident, or amputated body parts. It was a family watching their father get arrested for...

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La Habra police seek public’s help to find critical missing woman

  La Habra police are appealing to the public to help them find a 23-year-old woman who was reported missing Tuesday morning. Ashley Josette Sheehan, who her family said has diminished...

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