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Orange County Sheriff's Department K9 Mercy helps keep jails free of contraband

Mercy sits excitedly next to her find, ears pointed high and large, dark expressive eyes eagerly awaiting her prize. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Cole walks over, makes sure Mercy is...

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OCSD push-up challenge raises awareness of veteran suicides and raises funds for service dogs

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Salgado and his daughter, Alissa, 15, first learned about the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation while attending Pet Expo 2017 in April at the OC Fair & Event...

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OC Trauma Intervention Program honors 20 at Heroes with Heart gala in Anaheim

A mother returns home and finds her teenage daughter on the floor, a victim of an overdose. An elderly woman wakes up and discovers her husband of 60 years, lying next to her, is dead. Family...

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There are some 100 unidentified dead in O.C., and the quest to identify them never ends

They have numbers, not names --- the dead whose lives ended in a variety of unsettling ways, from traffic accidents to suicides to victims of foul play, but whose identities are a mystery. For...

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Dogs and their handlers demonstrate skills during OCPCA's 29th K9 show

Full of entertaining skits, fun competition, several helicopter flyovers, and even fireworks, the Orange County Police Canine Association’s K9 demonstration returned this month for its 29th...

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OCSD personnel make a strong showing at Special Olympics Regional Fall Games

More than 30 Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies and correctional services assistants (CSAs), along with Undersheriff Don Barnes, were on hand Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Special Olympics...

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Deadly drug fentanyl creates dangers for public safety

An Ohio police officer in May overdosed on the synthetic opioid fentanyl after getting the deadly drug on his uniform during a traffic stop. In August, 18 Pittsburgh police officers, all SWAT...

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A year after its formation, OCSD’s Custody Intelligence Unit focuses on jailhouse crimes

Two men play chess at a table in the day room. At another table, a man airs out a towel. Near them, a few dozen men slumped into chairs watch a TV mounted high above them, while behind them, on the...

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Top female sharpshooter OCSD’s Katie Olson was quick study in nailing the bullseye

Katie Olson is a natural. Or about as close to it as a sharpshooter’s bullet is to a bullseye. Olson, a 28-year-old Sheriff’s Special Officer for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, won...

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OCSD deputies recount terror in Las Vegas: 'I had never felt that close to death before'

The first thing he noticed, after the shots rang out, was a man on his back, about 10 feet to his right. Like most of the other 22,000 attendees of the outdoor country music festival, when headliner...

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