A recording of then Prince George RCMP Staff Sergeant Brad Anderson's last phone conversation with Greg Matters was aired this week during the coroner's inquest into the military veterans death.
Prior to a fatal confrontation with an RCMP emergency response team on Sept. 10, 2012, Matters had retreated to a cabin on the family farm and had called Anderson, who was based at Prince George RCMP detachment.
The recording is of Anderson's side of the conversation only as he tried to convince Matters to come out and surrender himself to police.
At one point, Matters said he had arranged to have a neighbour, Valerie Pinko, pick him up and take him to the detachment. But Matters changed his mind when he saw the lock on the gate across the driveway into the property had been broken off and retreated back to the cabin.
Moments later, he was shot as he reemerged and pulled a hatchet out of his jacket.