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Thirty-five new officers to join ranks in Southern California

“Stay alert. Stay alive. Never quit. Never die.” Thirty-five of Southern California’s newest police officers stood at attention and shouted the simple, yet profound, motto that carried them...

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Retirees donate 75,000 hours valued at $1.7 million to FPD

They make routine vacation checks, restock patrol cars with toys and emergency kits, man the streets during the Fullerton Farmers Market and file paperwork. Members of the Retired Senior Volunteer...

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Mom who tackled tagger gets FPD award

The West Fullerton mom who chased down and tackled a tagger in August was honored by members of the Fullerton Police Department for her actions at the monthly Community Policing and Crime Prevention...

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Family thanks officers for son's survival

Hanging on the wall at Officer Andrew Coyle’s home is a plaque that contains a photo of a little boy and and message that has a special place in his heart. It reads: “To my hero … Thank you...

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Memorial Run evokes ‘awesome but also heartbreaking’ memories

A hot August morning wasn’t enough to keep family, friends, colleagues and admirers of the late Fullerton Police Officer Tommy De La Rosa from attending the OC Sheriff Academy’s Memorial Run in...

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Retiring Fullerton captain says police work was her ‘calling’

When Fullerton Police Capt. Lorraine Jones thinks back to why she became a police officer some 30 years ago, the answer isn’t very complicated. “It sounds cliché, but it’s just what I always...

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Sheriff Academy chooses to honor slain Fullerton officer for Memorial Run

The Fullerton Police Department will join in honoring one its own fallen officers as the Orange County Sheriff Department has dedicated its upcoming Memorial Run to be held in the memory of Det....

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‘It hurt to breathe, it hurt to see’

It was 6 a.m. and Fullerton Police Officer Jeremy Viscusi was just starting his shift. Sitting in his patrol car, he turned the radio on and was about to go get gas when he heard the dispatch call...

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Why OC cops are dumping ice on their heads

At law enforcement agencies throughout Orange County, cooler heads are prevailing. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become an online sensation, has local cops filming themselves being doused with...

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New Fullerton PIO has street cred and book smarts

Early in her 20-year career, Sgt. Kathryn “Katie” Hamel had a reputation for her fearless approach to law enforcement. When she was a patrol officer with her previous agency, Glendale PD, Hamel...

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