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Westminster families receive free meals at collaborative community event

Lizbeth Carman, a Westminster resident, was one of about 200 parents and children who spent part of their President’s Day holiday enjoying Chick-fil-A, crafts, and games while mingling with police...

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OCSD deputies witness heartbreaking devastation during deployments to Montecito

He believes the phone call will come a second time --- and soon, if sizable rain again dumps down in Santa Barbara County. The first call to the Mutual Aid Bureau of the Orange County Sheriff’s...

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Vargas: Few know the stories of those impacted when a police officer is killed

I finally had a chance to watch the documentary “Fallen,” a 2017 production now available on Netflix and for purchase on YouTube. The documentary attempts to capture the impact the line-of-duty...

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Orange PD holds first-ever DUI checkpoint in partnership with California Highway Patrol

Nearly every motorist passing through the Orange Police Department’s DUI/driver’s license checkpoint along the westbound lane along Chapman Avenue showed their license to the officer and were on...

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Vargas: Police officers are shot every day, but few of us know their stories

On Feb. 6, 2018, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Belanger died from a gunshot wound to the head. It was a bit different from other officers killed in the line of duty. You see, Belanger was...

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BTBuzz: Atlanta police officers rescue dog from burning building, administer CPR

Atlanta police officers never leave a man behind, even one with four legs. On the night of Jan. 7, Officer Robert Winkler was one of a few officers who worked to save a dog from a burning...

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OCSD unit that investigates major traffic collisions is one of the agency’s busiest

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies who make up the Major Accident Reconstruction Team (MART) had an especially busy day. At 9 a.m., they arrested a...

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Body of a young woman found at Westminster hotel, ruled a homicide

Westminster Police detectives are looking for information in connection with a homicide that was discovered Monday night. Officers responded at about 11 p.m.Feb. 5 to a call of suspicious...

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Orange Police Department welcomes new dog, Wyatt

Aware of every sound, person, and activity in the neighborhood – especially birds – as he stands with Orange Police Department Officer Mike Osborn on a recent Friday morning, the young, energetic...

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Anaheim ups efforts to work on Incident Management Teams, helping beyond city lines

As fires hit California this past year, it became increasingly apparent that similar large-scale disasters require a team approach. It’s for this reason that the federal National Incident...

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