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Swat Officer Draws Largest Funeral In Lapd History  
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

I don't know how much this is on the national and international news, but the LAPD SWAT unit, the first ever on any sort of scale, had its first officer killed in the line of duty last week. Randal Simmons, the officer who was killed, has been described as such an amazing person that it would take me an hour to type all the good works he has done, both on and off duty.

His funeral is going on currently, and is so big that they had to put in in the "Faith Dome" in South Los Angeles, which holds 10,000 people, and it is apparently overflowing. The people there include Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who delivered an incredibly moving eulogy, Police Chief William Bratton, the Governor and officers from all over the world.

He died trying to save 5 hostages in a shoot out.

http://www.knx1070.com/SWAT-Officer-s-Funeral/1664079


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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

May he rest in peace.  tombstone 


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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
Governor

Arnold Schwarzenator?
and may he rest in peace

[Edited 2008-02-15 13:38:07]


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1577 times:



Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
The people there include Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...Police Chief William Bratton, the Governor and officers from all over the world.

How 'bout Rodney King?



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

From the LA Times:
By 9 a.m., the front of the church seemed like a sea of blue as hundreds of officers arrived. Three officers from Jackson, N.J., in their light blue jackets and hats, stood out from the dark shade of the LAPD officers. A group of SWAT officers who had made the trip from Anchorage, Alaska, waited beneath a tree that swayed in a cool morning breeze. "Support," one said when asked why they had made the trip.

Any word on how long was the motorcade?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1495 times:



Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):

Any word on how long was the motorcade?

Don't know about the full one, but if the 6 motorcycles and at dozen cars I saw on the road from the Oxnard Police Department were any indication, it was huge.



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

I longest one I have ever seen was approximately nine miles long with Sheriff Brendan McGuire of San Mateo County died in 1986. Two months later he still won re-election.

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