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From service to country to service to community: WPD honors its veterans

There are many reasons someone chooses the military, but it seems to draw those with at least one thing common: a commitment to service. Westminster Police on Wednesday hosted a small gathering to...

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Into the dark: Officers scour tunnels, flood channels to warn homeless about coming rain

From bright sunlight, they descend into darkness. The four cops ditch their sunglasses for flashlights as they begin trekking through a maze of graffiti-filled flood channels under the streets of La...

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Colleagues give belated TIP of the hat to firefighter for his ‘Heroes with Heart’ award

He couldn’t make it to the gala dinner last week to pick up his award, so his colleagues delivered the award to him Friday. In a presentation Nov. 13, Anaheim Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Pat...

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Pedal to the metal: Orange County Auto Theft Taskforce honored for stellar work in 2014

Stealing cars may seem like a straightforward crime, and largely the province of common street thugs. But it’s a crime that has a huge economic impact, police say --- and often involves big-time...

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‘Flock’ breast cancer awareness campaign migrates to Fullerton PD HQs for a day

On Wednesday morning, Dan Hughes got flocked. So did the top two members of the Fullerton PD chief’s command staff, Capt. John Siko and Capt. Scott Rudisil. It was all about sending a...

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Keepers of property and evidence critical to Tustin PD investigations

For 16 years, a man served time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The facts against Kevin Green in 1979 were strong. His wife told police she remembered seeing her husband enter her bedroom...

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LHPD honors teen with dreams of becoming cop who died after brain surgery

Luis Guerrero wanted to wear a badge. The 17-year-old knew to become an officer that meant working hard in school and staying active in his community. For Guerrero, it also meant having brain...

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Trauma Intervention Program honors first responders, nurses as ‘Heroes With Heart’

The room of nearly 400 people fell dead silent when the woman walked up to the microphone to tell a story of unbearable anguish --- and eternal gratitude. Jennifer Parnell drove all the way from Las...

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These Tustin cops took a swing at an idea, now it’s an international hit

They just wanted to play more. When Tustin PD Lt. Jeff Blair and Sgt. Del Pickney founded PoliceSoftball.com more than a decade ago, they were looking for more field time for their local slow-pitch...

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Sisters, both sexually abused as kids, credit two Anaheim cops for seeing the case through

When the three finally met in a room inside a Texas courthouse in June during a break in a child sexual abuse trial, the Anaheim cop and the two sisters hugged. They also cried. Their journey, after...

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