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May 27, 2019

Officer Joins the Ranks of Those Who Arrested Her Brothers' Killers

Officer Joins the Ranks of Those Who Arrested Her Brothers' Killers

Four years after her brother's murder, Jackie Perea has joined the LAPD - joining the ranks of those who arrested the killers.

Mar 8, 2019

Lucky Larry the Rescue Dog Finds Fur-Ever Home

Lucky Larry the Rescue Dog Finds Fur-Ever Home

A dog down on his luck finally got a forever home. You can call him lucky, even though his actual name is Larry.

Mar 1, 2019

Officers, Lifeguards Help Find Two Men in a Capsized Boat

Officers, Lifeguards Help Find Two Men in a Capsized Boat

The coordination of a team effort helped save two men capsized six miles off the shore in Huntington Beach.

Jan 25, 2019

Pomona Police Officers Teach Students Integrity in Boot Camp

Pomona Police Officers Teach Students Integrity in Boot Camp

Pomona police officers are teaching students integrity and discipline through a tough boot camp program.

Sep 7, 2018

Officer Helps Talk Woman Down Off of Pasadena Bridge

Officer Helps Talk Woman Down Off of Pasadena Bridge

A Pasadena police officer was first to arrive on scene as a woman threatened to jump from Pasadena's Colorado Street Bridge. What Brian Petrella did in those first few moments may have saved her life.

Aug 3, 2018

LA County Sheriff's Deputies Perform Daring Air Rescue

LA County Sheriff's Deputies Perform Daring Air Rescue

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has an elite air rescue team that responds to roughly 300 calls per year, making them the busiest unit in the country.

Jul 20, 2018

Youth Soccer Referee Provides Life-Saving Assist

Youth Soccer Referee Provides Life-Saving Assist

A referee was enjoying a must-needed break on a timeout during a youth soccer game in Claremont last April. His break abruptly ended, however, when he was needed to assist an eight-year-old boy who was...

Jun 22, 2018

4 Our Heroes: Climbing and Swimming for Cancer Research

4 Our Heroes: Climbing and Swimming for Cancer Research

Volunteer search and rescue deputy, Mike Leum, is going to great lengths to further cancer research.

Jun 15, 2018

4 Our Heroes: Shelter Volunteer Keeps Newborn Kittens Purring

4 Our Heroes: Shelter Volunteer Keeps Newborn Kittens Purring

Many newborn kittens would be hopeless without people like Kristen Larson, a volunteer at the South LA Animal Shelter. Larson works almost non stop bottle feeding, transporting and finding homes for hundreds of...

Apr 27, 2018

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

Chloe and Penny are the newest members of the LA County Probation Department's probation team. The canines, who can sniff out narcotics and ammunition, are already proving themselves invaluable.

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