Officer Anzora, End of Watch

Officer Jose Anzora succumbs after being struck by a vehicle.


Officer II Jose Anzora, who was struck by a vehicle while conducting traffic control Feb. 26, died of his injuries March 3. The Officer, 31, had 11 years of City service.

“Our deepest condolences go out to Officer Anzora’s wife, family, colleagues and friends in this most difficult time,” the LAPD wrote in a statement. “His passing is a loss for not only his brothers and sisters in the LAPD, but for the people of Los Angeles for whom he gave his life.”

Photo courtesy Sgt. Gordon Helper

Officer Anzora, who spent most of his career in the Newton Division, was conducting traffic control for a separate accident near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue, police said. He was struck during that operation, and died several days later. The driver of the vehicle that struck Officer Anzora was cooperating with police, the department said.

A procession was held following the announcement of his death. LAPD Officers and members from other law enforcement agencies lined the route as his body was taken from L.A. County/USC Medical Center to the county’s coroner’s office.

He is survived by his mother, his wife and other relatives. May he rest in peace.