LA Mourns Passing Of Former LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger

LOS ANGELES, CA — Funeral services were pending Tuesday for Earl Paysinger, the former first assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, and later vice president of civic engagement at USC, who died at the age of 64.

Paysinger died Monday surrounded by family and friends, according to the LAPD.

The 41-year LAPD veteran had battled cancer and died at a hospital, LAPD Cmdr. Al Labrada told the Los Angeles Times.

“Tonight we lost a champion,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore tweeted Monday evening. “ECP will always be three letters for a man with a tireless work ethic who knew cops count. Who cared deeply for our communities’ youth. A professional I respected for his dedication to his family, faith and convictions.

“Rest in peace and power with the ancestors my brother.”