Patrolman Michael T. Anaya was shot and killed on March 21, after a man high on PCP gained control of his weapon. Anaya had responded to a call of a man attacking his family with a knife.
During a struggle the suspect gained control of Anaya’s weapon and shot him. He then shot and killed himself.
Anaya was paralyzed from the neck down until he succumbed to his injuries three weeks later.
Anaya had been with the San Diego Police Department for nine months.
His wife survived him.