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LAPD Unveils Chief Gates Sculpture at Academy

August 31, 2011  | 

Photo: Greg Meyer, POLICE Advisory Board.
Photo: Greg Meyer, POLICE Advisory Board.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Department unveiled a sculpture of former Chief Daryl F. Gates at the Police Academy.

Hundreds of active and retired LAPD officers attended the unveiling, as did many of the former chief's family members (shown in the above photo). Chief Gates, who was chief from 1978-1992, died on Aug. 16, 2010.

In addition to the bust, the department installed a plaque celebrating the former chief as a fearless and "courageous member of 'The Greatest Generation.'"

The chief taught his officers reverence for the law, smart enforcement, and a "toughness that goes hand in hand with serving the people with kindness, thoughtfulness, sometimes even tenderness."

Tags: LAPD, Police Chiefs, Daryl Gates


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SALVATORE V. TETA @ 10/16/2012 4:28 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting Chief Gates when I was still in the Marines back in the 1980's.It's hard to explain,but he had a presence about him that warranted nothing but respect.But to me,every Los Angles Police Officer that I ever met had that same presence about them as well.Almost simular to the Marine Corps.He had a lot of moxie..........R.I.P. Sir

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