LAPD officer dies days after being struck by car
Officer Jose Anzora was conducting traffic control when he was hit
Duty Death: Jose Anzora - [Los Angeles, California]
End of Service: 03/03/2021
By Matthew Ormseth, Richard Winton
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Police Department officer died Wednesday from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a car while conducting traffic control, according to a message department officials sent to employees.
Officer Jose Anzora succumbed to injuries suffered Feb. 26, when he was struck while on duty in Newton Division, an area south of downtown Los Angeles. Anzora worked in the division for most of his 10-year career with the LAPD, according to the email.
"His passing is a loss for not only his brothers and sisters here in the Department, but for the people of Los Angeles for whom he gave his life," the email said.
Anzora, 31, is survived by his wife, mother and other relatives, the message said.
"On behalf of the Board of Police Commissioners, I want to express our condolences to the family, fellow officers and civilians with whom Officer Anzora served and the entire LAPD family," Eileen Decker, president of the police commission, wrote in the email. "This is such a tragedy and words cannot express the loss to all. We thank him for his service to our City of Angels and may he rest in peace."
The motorist who struck Anzora did not flee the scene and has cooperated with police, the LAPD previously said. The department has not released more details on the accident.
A tribute in lights for @LAPDHQ Officer Jose Anzora who tragically lost his life after being struck by a vehicle. A guardian to every Angeleno, Officer Anzora is now a guardian at the gates of heaven. My prayers are with his family and fellow cops. pic.twitter.com/7qeSblb7Oq— Bill Bratton (@CommissBratton) March 4, 2021
LAPD Officer Jose Luis Anzora— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 4, 2021
Serial Number 40848
End Of Watch 03/03/2021
Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/ILlMOqMVVE
The night sky was lit up to honor our fallen hero, Officer Jose Anzora.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 4, 2021
To all the agencies that stood in formation, we say thank you.
To all the media that showed respect to our fallen officer, we say thank you.
To all Angelenos that sent their condolences, we say thank you. pic.twitter.com/OuUrc6ojsY
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