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Caltrans Memorial Sign Honors Retired Westminster Police Chief James Mitchell “Mitch” Waller

Caltrans calls on all drivers to not text while driving

IRVINE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently honored retired Westminster Police Chief James Mitchell “Mitch” Waller with a memorial sign dedication ceremony to rename a 5-mile stretch of Interstate 405.  The northbound sign is near the SR-133, and the southbound sign is between Jamboree Road and Culver Drive.

Waller was killed by a distracted driver in 2013. The long-time police officer, city manager and Eagle Scout was with a friend on his typical Friday morning 50-mile bicycle ride on State Highway 133 toward Laguna Beach when the tragedy occurred.

According to the US Department of Transportation, Waller was one of 3,157 people killed in 2013 in cases of distracted driving.  In 2014, distracted drivers killed 3,129 people.

Caltrans calls on all drivers not to text while driving or drive while distracted.

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    June 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Glad the city of Cerritos Council decided not to have Memorial signs in the city or parks. Do not like to see Memorial signs on freeways either. After the Memorial has weathered, it creates political Warfare with forefathers and history.

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