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30th Annual Police Canine Demonstration

Posted July 6th, 2018

The 30th annual police canine demonstration is coming up!

This event will be happening Saturday, October 13th 2018 at Glover Stadium at 1151 N. La Palma Pkwy. in Anaheim.

There will be a vendor fair before the show and fireworks afterwards. You can buy tickets online here.

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Puskas

Posted March 3rd, 2018

Santa Ana police K-9 Puskas leaves hospital after losing several teeth while chasing down carjacker.

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Bruno and Grace

Posted April 24th, 2017

A newly released book featuring a dog and his best friend.

The adventures of Bruno and Grace continue! Bruno, a retired police dog, and his best friend Grace continue to use their imagination on their many adventures. Now there is double the fun because Grace has a brother, Luke! Although Bruno misses police work, he keeps busy looking after these two kids.

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K-9 Kenny's Find

Posted April 24th, 2017

K-9 Kenny had a great find Tuesday night! During an area search, he located a gun inside of some bushes which had been discarded by a fleeing felon who ran from officers after a vehicle pursuit in Tustin.

Great job Kenny!

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K9 Bruno is Shot While Searching for Suspect

Posted March 25th, 2014 by Behind The Badge

Bruno ‘took a bullet that was meant for one of us,’ says handler; He’s retiring.

Bruno the police dog who made international news this week “took a bullet that was meant for one of us” when he signaled that an armed gang member was hiding near a trashcan, his handler said Tuesday.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that either me or somebody else would’ve gotten hurt,” said Anaheim Police Officer R.J. Young, 36, Bruno’s partner. “Bruno did exactly what he’s trained to do.”

The gang member opened fire on Thursday afternoon, hitting Bruno in the face. Returning fire, officers killed the suspect.

Young said Bruno will not return to work. “He’s got a long road ahead of him,” Young said. “He’ll be able to lay around and get fat“.

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Fullerton K9's Big Bust

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Julie Brayton

A Fullerton police dog sniffed out 20 kilograms of cocaine in the trunk of a car,

It's the first major bust for a Fullerton K-9 officer, who happens to be a dog named Mueller.

When his human partner, Officer Jonathon Miller, made a routine car stop Tuesday night, "Officer" Mueller sniffed out 20 kilograms of cocaine in the trunk of the suspect's car, sending a 28-year-old Pacoima man to jail.

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Cisko Nabs Burglar

Posted on August 27th, 2010 by Behind The Badge

One of Orange County’s most renowned crime-fighting canines took another bite out of crime this week.

Thursday morning, Cisko and several Anaheim police officers responded to a burglary-in-progress in the 1000 block of S. Roadrunner Road.

The suspect had smashed a window to gain entry. A woman, who was home at the time, briefly confronted the suspect – who also lives in the neighborhood – before leaving the house and calling 911.

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K9 Max Injured While Catching Three Suspects

Posted August 25th, 2010 by Denisse Salazar

The Orange County Register, Santa Ana – Six auto-theft suspects are behind bars after a police canine found three of them hiding in an attic, police said Wednesday.

The incident began about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when a LoJack alerted officers about a possible stolen vehicle at Active Impound at 1201 East Hunter Ave., near Grand Avenue, said police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. A 2004 Chevy Avalanche was reported stolen from Corona.

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Rex Retires

After nine years of distinguished service, K9 Rex of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department retires. Rex started his job just two weeks after September 11, 2001. He was 3 years old with a Dutch Royal Police Certification (KNPV) and a perfect 440 test score. He was almost always the only dayshift dog working in all of Orange County and assisted almost every Orange County police agency.

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Cypress K9 Zorro Retires

Posted March 4th, 2010 by Michael Mello, The Orange County Register

CYPRESS – Zorro, a 7-year-old Dutch Shepherd, has been retired from the Cypress Police Department after five years of what department officials termed "exemplary service".

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K9 Cisko Honored

Posted March 24th, 2010 by Bill Rams

Last year was a big year for Anaheim Police Department veteran canine officer Cisko and his partner, Brian Bonczkiewicz. The duo busted dozens of bad guys and seized more than $550,000 in drugs and drug money. For their accomplishments, the American Legion recently honored Cisko, a German Shepherd, with the "Meritorious Canine" award and Bonczkeiewicz with a similar award of merit.

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K9s Not Being Laid Off

Posted March 8th, 2010

LOS ANGELES — One hundred sheriff's deputies and 400 part-time deputies were laid off. Narcotics and gang units were disbanded. Helicopters were grounded. K-9 police dog units remained on the job.

To absorb more than $30 million in losses, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department had to focus almost exclusively on answering emergency calls, but police dogs and their handlers survived the cuts. It's a scenario that is playing out among the thousands of K-9 teams across the U.S. that have survived deep budget cuts to stay on the job

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7-Year-Old Raises Money for Police Dogs

Posted October 01, 2009 by Jaimee Lynn Fletcher, The Orange County Register

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Orange County police honored a local second-grader who operated a lemonade stand to raise more than $200 for a nonprofit organization dedicated to police K-9s.

Kendall Smith, 7, of Huntington Beach was recognized for her charity work at the Orange County Police K-9 Association meeting on Wednesday night with some 50 police officers and 30 police dogs in attendance.

"She was so excited," said her dad, Kevin Smith. "She made sure to wear her prettiest dress and her prettiest boots."

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