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Two Big Days for Downtown: Daryl Gates' Viewing & Funeral

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Tuesday is Daryl Gates' funeral, which means street closures in downtown, but today is also a big day downtown as fellow police officers and the public are invited to pay final respects at LAPD's headquarters from noon to 8 p.m. "Gates' rites will be the closest thing to a state funeral that Los Angeles could have," says Patt Morrison at the LA Times "In fact, I think that if there were enough water in the L.A. River, they would put the chief’s coffin on a flaming barge, and, like Vikings, push it, ablaze, out to sea."