The Orange County Sheriff Department in California graduated a reserve academy in the summer of 2003. Not long after, the sheriff Mike Carona, was arrested, went to trial, was convicted and is currently serving time in a Colorado federal prison. He may be released in November 2015.
As the class historian, I enjoyed filming, editing and producing this documentary about good men training to do good things. Graduating along with fellow cadets, the sheriff-felon denied my joining the force but ultimately my whistleblowing assisted Corona's paying the price. It is too bad our academy had to be accomplished under the rotten leadership of a felon.