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The Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday re-opened the newly revamped Firearms Training Center, which will provide safer and more effective training for Orange County’s law enforcement officers.

Rain spattered a sprawling motorcade that glided toward 3Crosses Church in Castro Valley on Wednesday, where elected leaders and law enforcement in dress blues gathered to mourn slain Oakland police officer Tuan Le.

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Officer Tuan Le, a dedicated public servant, loving husband, and a cherished member of the Oakland community.

We would like to thank and congratulate AOCDS member, Deputy Probation Officer Cynthia Madrigal, for a job well done. Largely due to DPO Madrigal’s commitment and tenacity, a seven-month long investigation has resulted in the dismantling of a bicoastal drug trafficking organization and the arrest of six individuals, including her probationer.

A Mission Viejo police officer was just recognized for all of his hard work and effort, after Deputy Casey Briggs was named Mission Viejo Police Services’ 2023 Employee of the Year.

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Carrasco had just a few details from dispatch when he pulled up to Cook’s Corner the evening of Aug. 23. Minutes earlier, John Snowling had walked into the beloved bar in Trabuco Canyon and opened fire, killing three and wounding six others, including his estranged wife.

Hailey Swanson described her husband, fallen Manhattan Beach Police Officer Chad Swanson, as being “fearless, strong, loud, decisive, confident, devoted, protective, and always there with some off-the-wall comments and make me laugh, even in the darkest moments.”

A Manhattan Beach police officer killed in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday was a survivor of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas who risked his life saving others during the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

On Friday, September 22, the City of San Juan Capistrano and Orange County Sheriff’s Department honored the life and memory of Deputy Brian Haney, who passed away on February 9, 2023.

With the Community Center at Rusk Park in Rossmoor literally filled to the brim, community leaders gathered this week to resume what has become one of the most revered celebrations of the year for the area, the annual Heroes Appreciation Dinner.