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Funeral for LAPD Chief Gates to Bring Commute-Time Street Closures

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, April 26, 2010, at 10:18AM
service Ed Fuentes

LAPD officers salute as the casket of Robert J. Cottle was brought into the Police Administration Building for a viewing earlier this month.

A funeral for former police chief Daryl Gates will take place Tuesday morning, April 27, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels and will include a walking procession from the Police Administration Building, where a closed casket viewing is taking place this afternoon.

Two weeks ago, a similar arrangement for fallen Swat Officer Robert J. Cottle caught many commuters by surprise. Street closures in effect for both services block the Civic Center as a route into Downtown.

Temple street between Broadway and Grand and Hill street between Temple and Ord are expected to be closed from 6:30am to noon. Additional closures will effect 1st and Broadway between 8 and 9am to accommodate the procession. Detours will also affect 43 Metro bus lines.

Commuters fond of using Hill street to access Downtown from the 110 south would be wise to stay on the freeway until they get south of 1st.

Today's viewing is open to the public, and will take place inside the Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium at the Police Administration Building from noon to 8pm.

Tuesday's funeral is a private affair, but the public is welcome at an honors ceremony to take place in the Cathedral's plaza.

Gates, who served as chief for 14 years and was member of the Los Angeles Police Department for more than 40, passed away on April 16.

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