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Proposed law would require more drug testing in fatal accidents

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblyman William Brough (R-Dana Point) have introduced Senate Bill 283 and Assembly Bill 551 to require law enforcement to drug test in cases of fatalities occurring within 48 hours of a traffic collision. Current state law only requires medical examiners or county coroners to test deceased drivers and passengers…

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Orange County Residents Can Now Send 911 Emergency Text Messages

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – People in Orange County are now able to text their emergencies to 911 using a cell phone. The new text-to-911 service launched Wednesday across all of O.C. It is designed specifically for those who are hearing impaired, speech disabled, or in dangerous situations where calling 911 is not possible. Read more on…

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OC Political: Sheriff’s Race: Barnes Raises Three Times as Much as Harrington

In case you missed it, Orange County’s conservative political blog OC Political reported on the wide fundraising gap between Undersheriff Don Barnes and his closest competitor in the campaign for Orange County Sheriff. You can read excerpts below or the entire article on OC Political’s website. Sheriff’s Race: Barnes Raises Three Times as Much as…

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Undersheriff Don Barnes Earns Major Endorsement Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Endorse Barnes For Sheriff

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – – Today Undersheriff Don Barnes announced receiving the endorsement of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. The endorsement of the more than 2,800 members of the association is a major announcement in the election for Sheriff. Undersheriff Barnes has previously announced receiving the endorsement of Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “I am…

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Undersheriff Don Barnes Continues to Gain Key Endorsements in Election for Sheriff

Orange County Attorneys Association Announce Their Support ORANGE COUNTY, CA – – Today Undersheriff Don Barnes announced receiving the endorsement of the Orange County Attorneys Association (OCAA) in his campaign to become the next Sheriff of Orange County. The OCAA is just the latest key group to endorse Undersheriff Barnes in the election. Barnes’ status…

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Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys Endorses Barnes for Sheriff

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – – Today the Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys Civic Action Committee announced their endorsement of Undersheriff Don Barnes in his campaign for Sheriff. An endorsement letter from Chairman Cyril Yu stated, “Throughout your 29-year career in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department you have been a leader who believes in…

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Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Endorses Barnes for Sheriff

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – – Undersheriff Don Barnes announces the endorsement of Supervisor Lisa Bartlett in his campaign for Sheriff. Supervisor Bartlett joins Supervisor Andrew Do and Supervisor Michelle Steel in endorsing Barnes in the election. In her endorsement Supervisor Barlett said: “I am pleased to endorse Don Barnes for Sheriff. Don has been an…

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UnderSheriff Don Barnes – On the Record

Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes spent three hours Thursday night speaking with more than 50 people who showed up at the Artemis Defense Institute to hear Barnes talk about the upcoming election for the Sheriff. Barnes is one of two candidates who announced they will run in 2018. Barnes is a 29-year veteran of law…

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Undersheriff Don Barnes talks about successes and challenges for Orange County law enforcement

DANA POINT Undersheriff Don Barnes, the second in command at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, addressed dozens of people at the Dana Point Civic Associations’ Coffee Chat on Friday, Sept. 15 at Coffee Importers. While lauding recent department successes, Barnes also addressed challenges that law enforcement faces in the wake of recent legislation. Barnes joined…

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