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They met in the academy and retired the same day from Anaheim Fire & Rescue

One firefighter turned to the other. “It’s been fun,” Wayne Justl said. “It’s been a blast,” Ray Larkins said. Yeah, sure, their hair may have grayed or receded, and their...

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Garden Grove PD recovers funds for couple in international scam

Telephone scams are so common that Garden Grove Police Sgt. Richard Burillo receives scam reports daily. Someone calls and says you owe money. They say they’re from the IRS or your water...

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With $1.2 million hanging in balance, OCSD cyber crimes investigator dives into case

Just two years ago, it was a $25-million underground industry: an illicit world of criminals with computers and Internet connections who hack into business emails and pretend to be someone else in...

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Westminster PD’s Kellee Wells named Property Officer of the Year

Evidence is a key component of courtroom proceedings. Cases can be won or lost based on how evidence is handled. The custodians of that evidence – property officers – must be experts in legal...

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Orange County Sheriff’s deputies play Santa at Adopt-a-Family visits

“Wow!” Mason shouts as he tears through wrapping to reveal gift after gift. Toys, clothes, and Christmas wrapping are sprawled across the living room floor as a group of Orange County...

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Orange PD officers recall deadly Caltrans yard shooting on 20th anniversary

The call went out over Orange PD dispatch at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 18, 1997. “Possible 245 shooting victim at 1785 N. Batavia … something about a male subject with a shotgun … more to...

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The Queen Mary invites local firefighters for free admission to CHILL ice park

The Queen Mary in Long Beach is offering firefighters a free ticket to its seasonal ice park, CHILL --- a holiday thank you to Southern California firefighters for all the work they do. “We wanted...

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OPD Shop with a Cop event has largest turnout ever

A boy contemplates a Nerf Fire Blaster. Another child and an officer test out a football. Another officer carries an Imaginext tower and Fantastic Gymnastics toys as a boy looks through some more...

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Anaheim PD delivers toys to families in need this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Unless you’re a family living in poverty. Those families were the focus of the Anaheim Police Department’s 10th annual Cops4Kids toy delivery...

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La Habra PD offers bonus to entice experienced officers to join the force

The La Habra Police Department is hiring, and is offering a $10,000 bonus to experienced officers in California who join the agency. The bonus helps La Habra compete with larger agencies when...

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