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Gates Eulogized as Being 'truly America's police chief'
Several high-profile leaders, past and present, were on hand this morning at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to pay tribute to the late former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates.
Among the speakers were his longtime attorney, Jay Grodin, former Governor Pete Wilson, and former Deputy Chief Mike Hillmann. Wilson acknowledged Gates' humanity, remarking: "No man, no institution is perfect. But Daryl Gates and the department he molded far exceeded excellent," reports LA Now.
Hillmann shared with the crowd of friends, family, and colleagues: "He was truly America's police chief."
As part of the ceremony, "a rifleman discharged three volleys, as is tradition for a fallen officer. A brief peel of cathedral bells followed, and bagpipes played taps," and the "missing man" formation was flown overhead by LAPD aircraft, after which folded flags were distributed to Gates' surviving blood relatives.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.