On January 29th, 2004 Motor Officer Steve Phillips was fatally injured in an on-duty traffic collision. He is survived by his wife Sandy, father Robert, and brothers Robert Jr. and Ken.
Steve Phillips was born on June 5th, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Edgewood High School in the City of West Covina, and joined the United States Air Force in 1976. He completed four years of service as a Military Police Officer, and then continued his service as a Reserve Military Police Officer assigned to the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California.
Officer Steve Phillips entered the Rio Hondo Police Academy in 1986, where he was hired by the Westminster Police Department. He was assigned to the Traffic Bureau as a Motor Officer in 1991, where he was responsible for training new Motor Officers. He was a very skilled and highly trained traffic investigator.