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2018 was year of challenges and headlines for first responders

Looking back on 2018, here are some of the significant issues and events that made headlines, as well as speculation on what might be in store for the coming year for first responders. [caption...

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BTBuzz: Officers bring gifts to child, game hard, and save man suffering heart attack

Officer Nikki Hotz from the Marion Police Department in Iowa was not supposed to be working Thursday, Nov. 1. However, Hotz was catching up on paperwork when a woman called to report that her husband...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: December 12

On this week's episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, get to know an Anaheim Fire & Rescue Cadet with an interesting past as a BMX racer, surfer, musician, and future firefighter; experience...

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From the archives of the Anaheim Police Department, the 'White Christmas' of 1989

Follow us on social media:       At this time of year, I always have fond memories of the White Christmas of 1989. The late 1980s was a time of big change for American culture...

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BTBuzz: Officers bring gifts to 6-year-old’s birthday party, deliver a baby, and give a mother a gift she won’t forget

Follow us on social media:       In West Wyoming, Pennsylvania, officers from departments around the area plus a canine detective surprised six-year-old Travis Gittens, who once...

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Holidays the perfect time for 'package of poop on the porch'

Follow us on social media:       It’s the holiday season and it’s the time of year for festivities, family, and fun. It’s also the best time of year for thieves operating...

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BTBuzz: Trauma surgeon joins LAPD, Fresno PD holds Operation Christmas Presence, and Truckee Police save bear cub from trash dumpster

Follow us on social media:       Trauma Surgeon Kenji Inaba takes his responsibility to safeguard lives seriously. After having completed 8 years of undergraduate studies and...

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This Thanksgiving, we should remember the tens of thousands of first responders who keep us safe

It’s the time of year where we take a day to reflect on all we have to be thankful for in this country, and there is a lot. We have streets that are paved, toilets that flush, and lights that come...

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'We're making entry,' the officers said as they entered the Borderline Bar & Grill

Seems I’ve written a lot about mass shootings in the United States over the last few years, and it’s getting old. I don’t have a lot of answers because as long as there are evil people intent...

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Vast majority of sexual assaults are never reported, but fear of police shouldn't be why

In the midst of all the hoopla in Washington over the accusations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, there was a positive development. New attention has been given to the...

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