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Thursday, 29 April 2010

And I thought MY PARISH had trouble maintaining the integrity of the liturgy in funeral planning....

I admit that I'm a little confused about the tenses of the verbs in this account of a celebrity funeral at the Cathedral in L.A.
Thousands law enforcement officers from across the region gathered in downtown LA to pay final respects Tuesday to former Los Angeles police Chief Daryl Gates.

The funeral will be at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Gates' casket was escorted from police headquarters to the cathedral a few blocks away, and a private funeral was conducted at 9 a.m.

The funeral music included Frank Sinatra's "My Way."

"Daryl was the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Los Angeles Police Department was Daryl," said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.