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Veteran Brea PD officer enjoying the life of a single mother with her adopted son, 8

Her dream was a typical one. As a young girl, Shannon Buckels’ vision was to get married, have kids and live in a house enclosed by the proverbial white picket fence. “I had never thought of...

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Tustin PD invites the community out to National Night Out at The District

From one little booth stationed in front of the Target store at The District at Tustin Legacy to more than 50 vendors and nearly 1,300 visitors, Tustin PD’s local celebration of National Night Out...

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The wedding singer: Songwriter surprises LASD deputy with performance at reception

She thought it was the longest of long shots. Last fall, Leanne Riecke read a Behind the Badge OC story about the daughter of an Anaheim PD deputy chief who wrote and recorded a song as a tribute...

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BTBuzz: Calgary police trauma dog is a valuable asset

Man’s best friend? Folks at the Calgary Police Service (Alberta, Canada) would say so. Hawk, a 7-year-old black Labrador Retriever, has served as the Calgary police trauma dog since 2013....

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Orange detective reached top of Air Force’s enlisted ranks by heeding her mom's advice

Her mother used to tell her all the time: It’s not where you start. It’s where you end up. Where Tina Dunneback started wasn’t the best. Her mother and father divorced when she was 1. It...

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La Habra PD sergeant retires after more than two decades of helping good people

Sgt. Dave Crivelli is ending his 21-year career at La Habra PD in one piece and that’s more than enough for him. The decorated La Habra veteran leaves with a reputation as a community-oriented...

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Anaheim’s Detective of the Year says it’s not about him

The last thing Det. James Pewsey will let you think is that he’s Anaheim PD’s actual Detective of the Year. At least, not all by himself. He insists the award is really for the entire Family...

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Meet the Garden Grove PD’s two newest officers --- one a rookie, the other a reserve

Garden Grove’s two newest officers have something in common besides badges and training schedules. Cars. Rookie Officer Hector Ferreira, 21, always has loved tinkering under hoods. Reserve...

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BTBuzz: Trusty T-Rex recruit shows what it takes to join the Huntsville PD

Police departments always are looking to recruit the best of the best. Folks at the Huntsville, Ala. Police Department are no different. The HPD recently released a video demonstrating the...

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Chow Time with Anaheim Fire & Rescue: chile rellenos with the crew at Station 6

“Chow” is a big thing in a firehouse, mostly because a group of hungry firefighters can put away a lot of food. And cooking in the firehouse doesn’t just require quantity. Quality matters too...

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