I remembered him as Officer Phillips in high school. My friends, Shiela and Diane use to hang around in front of the campus...Here comes Officer Phillips with his police car and strong arms...which we all loved to look at. Telling us,"Hello ladies and asking us, "How is your day". We all replied, "It's great so far", and we laughed. Good memories. :)
I moved to San Bernardino in 1978 to become an artist. Even then I never forgot him. Ever time I saw a Police officer, I always thought of Officer Phillips. But they never had his big strong arms.
Sorry, to hear of his passing. God bless him and his family.