A hair-raising story raised eyebrows from around the globe.
The tale involved Sean Salazar, an undercover Garden Grove Police narcotics officer who allowed a reporter and photographer to tag along as he cut his hair for the first time in more than five years.
The story not only generated more than 15,000 Facebook likes, it was also picked up by New York Daily News and Toronto Sun news sites, among others.
It wasn’t the only BehindTheBadgeOC.com story to make headlines – and it wasn’t even the most popular story of the month.
That honor went to Fullerton Police Officer Denny Bak, and his reunion with a former meth addict whose arrested was life-changing. The story received more than 30,000 Facebook likes – the most ever for a BehindTheBadgeOC.com story.
The NY Daily News also picked up our third most viewed story of the month – the incredible death-defying tale of Westminster Police Commander Bill Collins.
Here are the top stories in January: