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Patrolman Michael T. Anaya | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Michael T. Anaya

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 11, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/21/1979

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Michael Anaya was shot and killed after a man high on PCP gained control of his weapon. Patrolman Anaya had responded to a call of a man attacking his family with a knife. During a struggle the suspect gained control of Patrolman Anaya's weapon and shot him. He then shot and killed himself. Patrolman Anaya was paralyzed from the neck down until he succumbed to his injuries three weeks later.

Patrolman Anaya had served with the agency for nine months. He was survived by his wife.

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Mike and I shared the same desk while in the SDPD 90th Academy class. He always had a smile on his face and was well liked by all. I think about him often and miss him always. RIP Mike!

Former Patrolman Lynn Alps #2421
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January 31, 2014

 

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