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Services scheduled Wednesday for LAPD officer killed in Afghanistan

November 3, 2010 |  7:21 am

A funeral Mass for a Los Angeles police officer killed in Afghanistan last month will be held Wednesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Rites for Officer Joshua Cullins will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the cathedral at 555 W. Temple St. in downtown Los Angeles.

Cullins, a 28-year-old Marine reserve staff sergeant working as a bomb-disposal technician, was killed Oct. 18 when a secondary explosion was set off as he was investigating an earlier blast in an area near Marja.

The LAPD will close the following roadways near the cathedral beginning at 6:30 a.m.:  Northbound lanes of Grand Avenue between 1st and Temple streets; Temple Street between Grand Avenue and Broadway; Hill Street between 1st and Ord streets; Hill Street between 1st and Temple streets (soft closure to provide local access).

-- Stephen Ceasar

Share a memory about Marine Reserve Staff Sgt. Joshua Cullins on his memorial page in California's War Dead database, which chronicles the lives of more than 600 Californians who have died while supporting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Photo: A police officer pays his respects to late LAPD Officer Joshua Cullins during a viewing Tuesday. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times