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Mike In The News as Police Sergeant

Longtime Santa Barbara police sergeant trades badge for Bible after challenging career

Longtime Santa Barbara police sergeant trades badge for Bible after challenging career
By Mike McGrew in Mike In The News as Police Sergeant

As a police officer in Santa Barbara for more than three decades, Mike McGrew regularly put the cuffs on alleged murderers, drug dealers and sexual assaulters.

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Decorated Police Detective Retires After 31 Years

Decorated Police Detective Retires After 31 Years
By Mike McGrew in Mike In The News as Police Sergeant, Media

In his 31 years as a Santa Barbara city cop, Sergeant Mike McGrew became a force of nature not just on the streets but inside City Hall. For more than 20 of those years, McGrew ​- ​laconic, ferocious, hilarious, and implacable ​- ​ran the police union, backed countless political candidates, and famously waged war not just against "the bad guys" but various mayors, city administrators, and police chiefs with whom he so famously feuded.

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Sgt. Mike McGrew Inspires Reverent Crowd of 500 at Santa Barbara Community Prayer Breakfast

Sgt. Mike McGrew Inspires Reverent Crowd of 500 at Santa Barbara Community Prayer Breakfast
By Mike McGrew in Mike In The News as Police Sergeant

About 500 people attended this year’s Santa Barbara Community Prayer Breakfast including Brad Armstrong, left, who read from the Old Testament, and Father Larry Gosselin.

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