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Roman: My patrol car's midlife crisis

We all have a certain patrol car that we like to drive. Ask any patrol cop and they’ll tell you their favorite car number. Mine is 779. I've been driving unit 779 so long the seat knows when...

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Nemeroff: Recruits more educated but face unprecedented challenges

Any time an experienced police officer attends a law enforcement graduation ceremony, he tends to reflect on his own ceremony, years before, and expect something similar. While the pomp and...

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Vargas: Peaceful gathering for supporters of law enforcement scores a touchdown

On Sunday I took a break from the football playoffs to attend the Support Law Enforcement Peaceful Gathering rally at Anaheim City Hall. The rally was organized on social media with the help of Tammy...

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Vargas: As the case of 'Chunks' shows, gang injunctions make sense

You probably missed it, but over the Christmas holiday, Angel Arellano, or “Chunks” as he was known by his street moniker, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Santa Ana. Just another...

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Vargas: Paris attack resonates for local law enforcement

The events in Paris were tragic and heartbreaking. In one day, a handful of terrorists managed to lock down and mobilize an entire country. It should also remind us how volatile our world is and the...

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Hudash: ‘I have witnessed countless acts of quiet compassion’

[caption id="attachment_4132" align="alignright" width="300"] Click on the photo to see a slideshow honoring Team Kids' partnership with police[/caption] I am not a cop, but I’ve worked...

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Roman: I wonder if it mattered anymore

Why do I do this job? Why should I care if nobody else does? A month ago these were the questions I asked myself after watching the civil unrest unfold in the Mid-West. I was shocked at the...

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Roman: To police supporters, thank you

I went to a Mediterranean restaurant for Code 7 with my friend Rich. We ordered our food at the counter and went to our usual seats outside on the patio. It was chilly, but not too bad. While...

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Roman: During holidays, remember fallen because ‘Blue Lives Matter’

It is Christmas night, and all of the chaos is over. All of the presents have been handed out, and all of the relatives have gone home. Now there is peace. 365 more days and we get to do it all over...

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Vargas: Outrage over killings of NY officers

On Saturday, police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were assassinated in New York. Police officers all over the country mourn for the loss of these heroes. Cops are angry because for...

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