Anaheim Police Department honors veterans

By Behind the Badge OC

Anaheim Police Department is honoring its more than 30 veterans, 13 of whom are featured in these photos for Veterans Day.

Two members of the Anaheim PD have achieved the rank of major. Lt. Willie Triplett, currently assigned to the Orange County Family Justice Center in Anaheim, served in the Army as a major in the military police. Officer Scott Eden (not pictured), a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (class of 2005), is also a major, is currently active in the Army Reserves, and serves as an assistant professor of military science at Cal State Fullerton.

The Anaheim PD military veterans shown include Cesar Vasquez, Marine Corps (sergeant, light armored vehicle reconnaissance crewman); Eric Meier, Marine Corps (staff sergeant, intelligence analyst); Phil Vargas, Marine Corps (sergeant, machine gunner); Stephen Salicos, Marine Corps (master sergeant,  communications chief); Ed Arevalo, Marine Corps (sergeant, field radio operator); Amador Nunez, Marine Corps (sergeant, amphibious assault vehicle crew chief); Edgar Hampton, Navy (E-5 petty officer, second class); Willie Triplett, Army (major, military police); Kurt Wallace, Marine Corps (sergeant, marksmanship instructor); Alex Orozco, Marine Corps (specialist E-4, military police); Lorenzo Taylor, Marine Corps (staff sergeant, marine artillery); Cory Reinmiller, Marine Corps (corporal, military police); and Troy Hill, Marine Corps (corporal, infantry).

Anaheim Police personnel (from front left) Cesar Vasquez, Marine Corps; Eric Meier, Marine Corps; Phil Vargas, Marine Corps; Stephen Salicos (middle), Marine Corps; Ed Arevalo, Marine Corps; Amador Nunez, Marine Corps; Edgar Hampton, Navy; Willie Triplett, Army; Kurt Wallace, Marine Corps; Alex Orozco, Army; Lorenzo Taylor (back row), Marine Corps; Cory Reinmiller, Marine Corps; and Troy Hill, Marine Corps.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC