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Mom of saved child: 'God brought Matt Olin to us'

For two families, this wasn’t a regular Wednesday breakfast. This breakfast was a celebration of life. “God brought Officer Matt Olin to us,” said Sara Villasenor of Costa Mesa, her...

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First-ever Jeff Tobin Award goes to outstanding Drug Recognition student

They met once when they were student and teacher. They exchanged phone numbers when the teacher said the student could give him a call any time he needed help. “I will never erase that phone number...

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Tustin Police officer shows major league determination

Determination wins. There’s no more flowery, roundabout explanation for how Robert Nelson got where he is. He was determined enough to make it happen. Determination can take you from a high...

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Cypress police: burglary case serves as reminder for residents to lock up

Two men are facing burglary charges after allegedly stealing two vehicles and burglarizing several Orange County homes, Cypress police said. The jingling of car keys just after 5 a.m. Feb. 19 was...

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Cops who CrossFit: Anaheim officers prep for first-ever ‘Guns ’n Hoses’ competition

The cop is sweating bullets. He darts at dusk out the door of the warehouse. Another cop is inside on the ground, straining to get to his feet. A third police officer mightily heaves as she slowly...

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New PIO of Anaheim Police and Anaheim Fire & Rescue has a mind like a steel Trapp

A topographical map of Mount Everest hangs in Lt. Eric Trapp’s new office at the Anaheim Police Department. Before he became a cop and worked at REI, Trapp dreamed of scaling Earth’s highest...

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Tustin Police honored at promotions ceremony

He arrived at work that first day in a suit because that’s what you wear when you want to impress the new bosses. Matt Nunley parked his Chevy truck in the parking lot and headed into the Tustin...

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Owner of German shepherd that chewed off own foot after injury faces animal abuse charges

The owner of a German shepherd that chewed off its own foot after suffering an injury in a Westminster backyard faces up to a year in jail for animal abuse. Samer Samir Ibrahim, 23, is expected to...

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Fullerton PD officer and his wife take giving to a whole new level

Jim Talbot says his life as a day shift patrol officer for the Fullerton Police Department is pretty routine. His off hours are anything but. And he and his wife, Erin, have taken the concept of...

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Westminster officer prays for happy ending in baby-not-breathing call

A baby not breathing --- every parent’s worst nightmare and the call many police officers dread. When a call involving a child goes bad, that’s the type of thing that sticks with an officer for...

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