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Former Pasadena City College Police Chief Philip Mullendore Dies at 64

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 6:42 am

Former Pasadena City College Police Chief Philip L. Mullendore passed away in Lake Arrowhead on August 8. He was 64.

Mullendore was PCC Chief of Police for over a decade, retiring in 2003, and continued serving the campus by joining the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in the development of the Campus Law Enforcement Course. He also provided several consultation services nationwide on campus security in colleges and school districts.

He was born in Long Beach and was raised in the Imperial Valley. He graduated from Calipatria High School and from Imperial Valley College where he earned his Associate Degree, while he played football. He continued his football career at Long Beach State University, where he earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Mullendore earned his Doctorate in Criminology in 1995.

For four decades, Mullendore lived in Lake Arrowhead where he raised his family, served in the Board of Trustees of the Rim of the World School District and volunteered in several organizations including the Sheriff Explorer program, the Arboretum, Boy Scout Troop 251, and the Historical Society. He was also a member of the Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church.

Mullendore was assigned as a Deputy Sheriff for San Bernardino County, while he served as chief of police in several K-12 and college campuses.

Mullendore enjoyed spending time with his family in the mountains and through railroading activities. He spent his last few days with his family and friends in the mountains amid the nature.

He is survived by Florence, his wife of 41 years, his daughter Jennifer, his son Philip Jr., his daughter-in-law Misty, his grandchildren Elizabeth and Philip III, his sister Phyllis and brother-in-law Robert Bedwell and his brother-in-laws Richard Bates and Harvey Bates.

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