Westminster Police Department fallen officer honored by Rio Hondo College Police Academy recruits during Pride Run


Thirty-nine Rio Hondo College Police Academy recruits ended their police training in early January by honoring a Westminster PD fallen officer during a 4-mile memorial run throughout the city. A Rio Hondo tradition brought back from earlier days by current police academy Director Walter Allen, the Pride Run honors a fallen officer researched and selected by each class’s recruits for a run in the officer’s city. On Jan. 8, class 207 honored WPD Motor Officer Steven L. Phillips, who was killed in an on-duty traffic accident in 2004. “We never forget our fallen heroes, do we?” Allen said to the…

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