James Mitchell  Waller's Memorial

James Mitchell Waller
(1959 - 2013)


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Name: James Mitchell Waller
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Lived: Saturday, 12 September 1959 - Friday, 28 June 2013

My Story

The extraordinary life of Mitchell Waller was tragically and abruptly cut short on the morning of Friday, June 28, 2013.  Mitchell and his friend, Kevin Beach, both avid bikers, were out for a ride on Laguna Canyon Road when they were struck by a car.  Mitchell died at the scene.  Kevin, although badly injured, will recover in full.

Mitchell's entire family is grateful for the thoughts and prayers of all his friends and colleagues.  We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that Mitchell's family has received.

Mitchell served in the Westminster Police Department for 27 years, rising to the rank of Chief.  In 2011, he accepted an appointment as the Westminster City Manager and retired in 2012.  He leaves his wife, Sally; children, Chase and Kiana; parents, James Russell Waller, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Waller; sister, Victoria Brady; and brothers, Bryan Waller and Jonathan Waller.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, 3800 S Fairview Street, Santa Ana, California, on Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 pm.

We ask that those who wish to send flowers please consider instead a contribution to a college fund for Chase and Kiana Waller.  Westminster Police Memorial Fund will receive any contributions on behalf of the family at:

Waller Family
In Care of Westminster Police Memorial Fund
Attn:  Alan Iwashita
8200 Westminster Blvd.
Bldg 5
Westminster, CA 92683.

PayPal users may send donations to WPOADonations@gmail.com.  Please indicate that it is for the Waller Family.

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I was an Explorer for Westminster in the early 90's and I fondly remember working with Sgt. (at the time) Waller. He ...
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Sally, Kiana and Chase I can not express to you how heavy our hearts felt after hearing the news of Mitch's passing....
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Mitch was a dear friend from Edison High School that shared many a great & crazy time with me, Alex, & Alan. He was a...
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Sally, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mitch was a fixture in the neighborhood and the communi...
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Sally, My heart goes out to you, Chase & Kiana. Mitch & I crossed paths many times, over the years. I shall cheris...
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Mitch, you are missed. What a wonderful father, husband, Chief, City manager and, most of all, a great friend. Pray...
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Sally, Chase, Kiana, and family.......I am so sorry and I know there are no words to describe what you are going thro...
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Sally, Chase, Kiana and the entire Waller Family…On behalf of the Westminster Police Department, we offer our deepest...
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The Waller Family: Your loss has sent a shock wave throughout Orange County. May your heart and soul find peace and...
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Mitch. Sally. kiana. Chase... We are just devastated. Sally, I cant even put this in words. But Gollers are profound...
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Sally, Chase and Kiana, you were so blessed as we all were to have Mitch in our lives. He was an amazing husband, fat...


City of Residence: Mission Viejo, California



Place of Passing: Laguna Beach, California
Date of Passing: 28 June 2013

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