Orange County Fire Authority, Westminster Police Department & Shoreline Ambulance

Fundraiser is Sunday for family of Westminster girl killed in crash The Orange County Fire Authority, Westminster Police Department and Shoreline Ambulance will host the ‘fill the boot’ event. BY SEAN EMERY / STAFF WRITER Published: April 11, 2014 Updated: 10:42 a.m. WESTMINSTER – Firefighters, officers and emergency medical technicians will host a fundraiser Sunday in […]

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Anaheim police K-9 Bruno

Notes to wounded police dog Bruno offer lessons in humanity Notes to wounded police dog Bruno offer lessons in humanity. These days, Bruno’s handler sees the better side of people. BY GUS SMITH / DOG COLUMNIST Published: April 9, 2014 Updated: April 10, 2014 8:01 a.m. Anaheim police K-9 Bruno is recovering from a gunshot wound […]

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Patriot Guard Riders

Born of conflict, Patriot Guard Riders honor and protect the fallen Group formed to oppose loud and offensive protests by Westboro Baptist Church at military funerals, but its scope has expanded – now it seeks to offer solidarity and solace to all families of fallen servicemembers. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders hold flags after […]

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Costa Mesa firefighter-paramedics Giovanni La Placa & Doug Ferguson and Day-care provider Kathy Worthing

Girl, 2, saved by quick thinking, preparation during choking incident The child’s day-care provider, a nurse and a firefighter-paramedic team all contributed to her survival and recovery. BY SCOTT MARTINDALE                                         / STAFF WRITER                                          Published: April 4, 2014 Updated:  5:42 p.m. Emma Scott, 2, runs to greet firefighter-paramedic Giovanni La Placa as he brings […]

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Joe Fleischaker

Hiker’s quick thinking saves family from mountain lion The cougar was killed Sunday after behaving aggressively toward a child and authorities. BY ELYSSE JAMES and SARAH DE CRESCENZO / STAFF WRITERS Published: April 1, 2014 Updated: April 3, 2014 8:28 a.m. Joe Fleischaker, of Tustin looks on as Madison Smith of Mission Viejo and her son […]

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Newport Beach Police Officer Awards

Police win city’s affection Individual awards are handed out at the annual appreciation event, but the love in the room is directed toward all. By Bradley ZintMarch 28, 2014 | 4:34 p.m. The pride that Newport Beach feels for its police was ever-present during an awards ceremony Friday morning, right down to the event’s opening soundtrack: the […]

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Dan Salcedo, O.C. Sheriff’s Department – Safety Hero!

Dan Salcedo, O.C.’s ‘real-life Columbo,’ retires With more than 400 suspicious deaths and 200 homicide investigations under his belt, Dan Salcedo had years of experience and a knack for old-fashioned detective work. BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ / STAFF WRITER Published: March 29, 2014 Updated: 11:08 p.m. SANTA ANA – Detectives had a body in a shallow grave, […]

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BRUNO – ANAHEIM K9 SAFETY HERO! GET WELL!

Man killed in Anaheim police shooting ID’d; wounded dog recovering Robert Moreno Jr. was suspected of being a gang member and shot at officers and a police dog, officials said. The dog had surgery and remained sedated Friday, according to police. Background: The shooting happened when probation officers went out for a probation check, police said. BY […]

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Injured Marines rehab spirits in competition

Injured Marines rehab spirits in competition Teams including U.S. and international athletes gather at Camp Pendleton to challenge themselves and each other in a fourth annual event. BY ERIKA I. RITCHIE / STAFF WRITER Published: March 6, 2014 Updated: March 7, 2014 9:08 a.m. MARINE CORPS TRIALS 2014 Members of the Marine Veterans team parade down […]

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Orange County Fire Authority Greg Hennessey

Engineer Greg Hennessey, 49, was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest by his crew while on duty Jan. 20. Firefighters on Tuesday saluted as a small procession of firetrucks drove between two engines hoisting an American flag from their ladders.

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