Police Officer Steven Phillips

Police Officer Steven Phillips

Westminster Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 29, 2004

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Steven Phillips

Officer Steven Phillips was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Trask Avenue and Jackson Street.

The incident occurred when the driver of another vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign while turning onto Trask Avenue. Officer Phillips' motorcycle struck the driver's side door of the other vehicle. He was transported to a hospital in Huntington Beach where he died one hour later as a result of his injuries.The driver of the car also died as a result of his injuries.

Officer Phillips had served with the Westminster Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 41

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Tomorrow it will be 15 years since your death. I think of you and your mentorship often. In December 2018, I attended Blue Courage Leadership Training at LASD and walked to a table with two Commanders who happened to be from Westminster and both knew you. One was your protégé as a young motorcycle rookie. I know 100% that was you pushing me to that table and now over a year later I’ve embarked on a new career as an EM and we will head off to Texas. Thank you for being a father figure and mentor to so many Defenders and Police Officers. Tomorrow the kids and I will play some Barry Manilow and The Beatles and smile!

Never forgotten!

SMSgt (retired), USAF

January 28, 2020

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