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Daryl Gates (1926–2010)

Founder of the SWAT team and Chief of the Los Angeles Police department for longer than any other Chief in the history of the Los Angeles Police department. Daryl Gates was born on August 30, 1926 in California. He is considered one of the most influential leaders in LAPD history and was famous for his strong stance against drugs. Before becoming ... See full bio »

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Street Kings
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 2008 Street Kings
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 2007 The Secret Wish (Short)
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 1994 Behind Bars (TV Series)
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 1993 Police Quest: Open Season (Video Game)
Chief Daryl F. Gates (as Chief Daryl F. Gates)
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Author of the memoir, "Chief: My Life in the L.A.P.D." published by Bantam. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chief Daryl F. Gates | Chief Daryl Gates | Daryl F. Gates

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Los Angeles today is not like the city I knew when I started as a police officer. Over the years I saw L.A. falling apart piece by piece due to gang violence. Right now, we don't own the streets, they do! See more »


He is survived by his two daughters, Kathy Gates Parricone and Debby Gates Ladesma; and son, Lowell Gates; and a brother, Steve Gates of Los Angeles, California. He is survived by grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. See more »



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