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This deputy got really buzzed, and now he appears to be a brand-new man

“Hobocop” got buzzed. Last Thursday afternoon, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy walked into a San Clemente barbershop --- sober as a judge --- to face Judgment Day: A haircut. It...

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Former BMX racing celebs put brakes on crime as members of OCSD bike patrol team

Watching Sgt. Stu Thomsen and Deputy Rob Miranda perform various maneuvers on their Safariland police-issued mountain bikes at the park adjacent to Yorba Linda Police Services, it’s easy to imagine...

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Donate Life 5K Run-Walk underscores close partnership between OneLegacy and OCSD

The testimonials rang out loudly from the stage on the intramural field at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, moments before the start of the Donate Life 5K Run-Walk. Held for the 15th year, the event...

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After 50 years, legendary Harbor Patrol deputy has pretty much seen and done it all

They popped up out of the ocean like huge corks. “Weirdest thing I saw in my life,” says Terry Smith, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy who has been patrolling the county’s...

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OCSD’s homeless liaison officer serves as a lifeline to Lake Forest’s homeless population

Robert once had a wife and life in the city. He owned a condo, was a computer programmer and generally appeared to have a normal life. And then something happened, and he lost everything....

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Competitors test their mettle, support worthy cause at OCSD Women’s Fitness Challenge

They scaled walls and hoisted barbells, trudged through sand toting 60-pound sacks, performed pullups and climbed ropes. The 120 women who took part in the second-annual OCSD Women’s Fitness...

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OCSD's pioneering nasal spray kit in O.C. helps save lives of overdosing drug addicts

In the unforgettable scene in the classic 1994 film “Pulp Fiction,” Uma Thurman’s character, who has overdosed on heroin, instantly is revived after John Travolta’s character stabs her in the...

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Hundreds run to honor and support crime survivors

Nearly 15 years after experiencing the unimaginable loss of her daughter, Erin Runnion continues to be an agent for healing. Runnion’s daughter, Samantha, 5, was kidnapped from the front yard of...

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Two pilots, two tactical flight officers earn wings as members of OCSD Air Support Unit

The perp had no clue. After he broke into a pharmacy in La Habra in the predawn hours one morning last year, he bolted on foot to evade patrol officers. At one point, the bad guy hopped into a...

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OCSD honors 48 for lifesaving, courage and more at annual Medal of Valor luncheon

From pulling a 20-month-old baby out of a pool and performing lifesaving CPR, to bolstering the agency’s chaplain program and to serving with distinction for nearly 50 years at the agency, the...

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