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Former Los Angeles Police Chief Laid to Rest

Former Los Angeles Police Chief Laid to Rest

Los Angeles Police officers and members of the public pay their final respects to the 49th Los Angeles Chief of Police Daryl Gates' closed casket on display at the LAPD Administration Building Civic Auditorium on Monday, April 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. Lo

Associated Press

April 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES — A funeral service will be held Tuesday for former Los Angeles police Chief Daryl Gates.

Gates served as chief from 1978 to 1992 and died of cancer earlier this month at his Dana Point home.

The private service will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a public honors ceremony in the cathedral plaza. A closed-casket viewing for the public was held Monday at police headquarters in downtown.

Gates helped professionalize the department and created the first SWAT team but he also was outspoken and controversial.

His final years as chief were marred by the Rodney King beating and 1992 riots. Police were criticized for their slow response to the violence, which left dozens dead.


Copyright 2010, The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    tommystallion37

    almost 4 years ago

    74 Comments

    A cops cop RIP Chief Gates.....

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    chrissanders

    almost 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Rest In Peace Chief Gates.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19386 Comments

    A chief's chief. RIP

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    rickkd6

    almost 4 years ago

    230 Comments

    God bless you chief.
    RIP

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    ksphatcop

    almost 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace Chief Gates

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16734 Comments

    RIP

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    SERT0629

    almost 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    RIP CHIEF GATES. YOUR LEGACY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER.

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    SkoolCop

    almost 4 years ago

    4534 Comments

    Rest In Peace Chief Gates. You certainly inspired me as a boy growing up in the Los Angeles area. Since your retirement and continuing on even in your passing, you continue to inspire many more who aspire to become police officers across the country. God speed until that day when we see each other again and embrace in the presence of our Lord.

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    Archangel72

    almost 4 years ago

    534 Comments

    Rest in Peace Chief Gates!

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    patrooper

    almost 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    rest in piece

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    Gombino

    almost 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Chief. You inspired a lot of us.

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    JCSO157

    almost 4 years ago

    114 Comments

    Rest in Peace Chief.

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    cparmenter

    almost 4 years ago

    388 Comments

    Rest in Peace Chief.

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    ValyCop

    almost 4 years ago

    216 Comments

    Rest in peace Chief Gates.

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