Daryl Gates


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Daryl Gates

Daryl Gates Death

Daryl passed away on April 16, 2010 at the age of 83.

Daryl Gates death quick facts:
  • When did Daryl Gates die?

    April 16, 2010
  • How old was Daryl Gates when died?


Daryl Gates Birthday and Date of Death

Daryl Gates was born on August 30, 1926 and died on April 16, 2010. Daryl was 83 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: August 30, 1926
Date of Death: April 16, 2010
Age at Death: 83

Daryl Gates - Biography

Daryl Gates (born Darrel Francis Gates; August 30, 1926 – April 16, 2010) was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1978 to 1992. His length of tenure was second only to that of William H. Parker. As chief of police, he took a hardline, aggressive, paramilitary approach to law enforcement. Gates is co-credited with the creation of SWAT teams with LAPD's John Nelson, who others claim was the originator of SWAT in 1965. Gates also co-founded D.A.R.E along with the Los Angeles Unified School District. After the Rodney King beating and the riots afterward, Gates retired from the police department.