Westminster PD’s honor guard is one of the most unique in the nation


Bill Drinnin had five years under his belt as a Westminster PD officer when the former Marine was selected to represent the agency at the California Peace Officers’ Memorial in Sacramento in May 2005. The year before, on Jan. 29, veteran WPD Motor Office Steve Phillips was killed in an on-duty traffic collision. Drinnin, who today is a traffic sergeant, went to the state capitol the following year to honor Phillips and other fallen officers whose names were added to the memorial. That trip proved to be a key turning point for the WPD, which at the time had no…

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