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Fountain Valley Officer Rick Nilos eulogized as a hero, protector, loving husband and dad

He was a guardian. A warrior. A protector. A man who served his family, his neighbors and his fellow Americans. He was a hero. Officer Rick Nilos, an 11-year member of the Fountain Valley Police...

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APD Det. Julissa Trapp never relented in putting name to 5th victim in serial killer case

While the conviction in December and sentencing in February of Steven Dean Gordon for the killing and kidnapping of four women were major forward steps in a unique and complex case spanning several...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue becomes first O.C. agency to buy Rapid Air Cushion for jumpers

With an average of eight to 10 incidents per year in the city of Anaheim alone involving suicidal people threatening to jump off freeway overpasses or tall buildings, perhaps the following fact will...

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Westminster PD dispatcher pays it forward by donating kidney to ailing Georgia man

There’s something about Dispatcher Leticia "Letty" Hernandez that inspires her to help. Before she was a dispatcher, she worked at a hospital. Then, looking for a change, she became a dispatcher...

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APD Mounted Unit Annual Car show promises cool rides, live music and fun

See hot rods, classic cars, off-road vehicles and other cool rides at the Anaheim Police Department’s Mounted Unit 2nd Annual Car Show, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15,...

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Victims recover stolen valuables at property-viewing event hosted by Garden Grove PD

A little girl was reunited with her favorite pink suitcase. A man recovered a cart full of electronics and computers. A Garden Grove man picked up luggage that had been stolen from four buddies ---...

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Dispatchers at Metro Net in Anaheim help 911 callers get through medical, fire emergencies

In the darkened room of the Metro Net Fire Dispatch call center, dispatchers are in various stages of conversation – attempting to determine a caller’s location, narrowing down details of a...

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Westminster PD Animal Control expands coverage to Stanton

Thinking back over the countless calls they’ve had over the years from Westminster residents, Animal Control Officers Shanyn Behn and Crystal Sheldon agree that the strangest has to be the one...

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O.C. GRIP soccer camp in Fullerton teaches kids more than how to kick a ball

Fourth- through eighth-graders from different schools and different towns – towns where gang life is a reality – gather on a patch of turf. It’s a situation that traditionally is rife with...

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Police officers provide comfort to cancer patients in the most personal way

The police officer choked back tears after being asked one simple question. “Why do you do this?” Irvine PD Officer Rafaelo Papale, his wife, Jenn, her co-worker and officers from other...

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