LA police officer dies after being struck by a vehicle

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer died Wednesday from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle last month while on duty, officials said.

Officer Jose Anzora, 31, joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 2011 and spent most of his career in the department’s Newton Division, south of downtown.

“He tragically lost his life in the selfless service in the communities in South LA,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said on Twitter.

Anzora is survived by his wife, mother and other family members, the LAPD said in a statement.

Anzora was directing traffic when he was hit by a vehicle, the Los Angeles Times reported. The motorist has cooperated with police but additional details have not been released.

“For over 10 years, Officer Jose Anzora protected our residents and worked to keep Angelenos safe by protecting neighborhoods from violent street gangs that victimized the communities he served,” said Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, in a statement.

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