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Patrolman Enrique L. Carrisalez | Los Fresnos Police Department, Texas Los Fresnos Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Enrique L. Carrisalez

Los Fresnos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 7, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/29/1981

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1993

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Patrolman Enrique Carrisalez was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding. As he exited his vehicle the driver of the other vehicle also exited and opened fire on Patrolman Carrisalez, striking him. A civilian who was riding with Patrolman Carrisalez was able to call for help and gave a description of the vehicle.

Unbeknownst to Patrolman Carrisalez, the suspect had just shot and killed Trooper David Rucker during a traffic stop. Responding units found Trooper Rucker's body several miles away, holding the identification of the man.

Patrolman Carrisalez succumbed to his injuries several days later, but was able to identify the suspect in a photo line-up before he died.

During a search of the suspect's home, the duty weapon of Constable Ricky Lewis was located. Constable Lewis had been murdered two years earlier. The suspect was never charged in Constable Lewis' death and the case remains officially unsolved. The suspect was sentenced to death for the murders of Trooper Rucker and Patrolman Carrizales and was executed in 1993.

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Deputy Constable Ricky Steven Lewis
Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, February 17, 1979
Cause: Gunfire

Trooper David Irvine Rucker
Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 29, 1981
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 3, 2013

 

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