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No. 16: Now, he’s the life-saving police officer who desperately needs help

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 Oct. 22.  Santa Ana Police Cpl. Steve Ahearn...

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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...

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Garden Grove PD recovers nearly $1 million in stolen items, including two Ducati racing bikes

Garden Grove Police on Tuesday recovered nearly $1 million in stolen property --- including two Ducati racing motorcycle, tools and computer diagnostic equipment --- with help from the victim who...

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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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Bicyclist fatally struck in Garden Grove; police conclude he was moving against red light

A 58-year-old man from Victorville was killed Tuesday morning in Garden Grove when police say a car struck him as he was crossing a street on a bicycle against a red light. The man, whose name has...

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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...

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No. 19: 'It was a great moment,' says police chief

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 20.  Last week, a little boy from Garden...

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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...

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