Veteran Brea PD officer enjoying the life of a single mother with her adopted son, 8


Her dream was a typical one. As a young girl, Shannon Buckels’ vision was to get married, have kids and live in a house enclosed by the proverbial white picket fence. “I had never thought of living my life without kids,” said Buckels, 48, a Brea police officer for more than 17 years. For Buckels, the dream of motherhood did, in fact, become realized, when she took home her son Roman for the first time four years ago. But Buckels didn’t take the usual route. Roman, now 8, was adopted by Buckels, who was, and still is, a single parent.…

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