LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Funeral services will be held today for retired Los Angeles Police Department First Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger, who died Dec. 16 at the age of 64 after battling cancer.
The services will be held at West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles. A one-hour viewing will precede the 11 a.m. service.
“Chief Paysinger embodied everything a police officer should be: a strong, humble, selfless leader who always put young people and the community first,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement following Paysinger's death.
Garcetti proclaimed in December that all Los Angeles city flags would be flown at half-staff in Paysinger's honor until sunset Tuesday.
Paysinger spent 41 years with the LAPD, retiring in 2016, when he was appointed as USC's vice president of civic engagement, a post he held at his death.
“Our university and our city are better because of him, and I know we are all grateful for the wonderful legacy that he has built over these many years,” said David Brown, USC's interim senior vice president for university relations. “His team, and so many throughout USC, will continue his good work with purpose and passion.”
Paysinger is survived by his wife, Miguel, and sons Steven and Brian, along with his father, two brothers and a sister.