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Sergeant Elias Sanchez Enriquez

California State Police, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 23, 1974

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Reflections for Sergeant Elias Sanchez Enriquez

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

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Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today. Debbie, thanks for sharing a daughter's devotion to her beloved father.


Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 23, 2012

He truly served and honored his country wholeheartly! He was sincere and served his swarn vows as a Sergeant in Bakersfield; I am an adult now and always remember how much he loved his family and his dedicated commitment serving as a Peace Officer. Though it has not been easy at times he is in my heart and missed dearly; and will always be "My Hero". I want to Thank the ODMP founder for Honoring a fellow servant; my Dad, now a Grandfather, a Brother, relative and a friend to many. Along with all the fellow Hero's keeping their memories alive. May God Bless My Dad "Elias Sanchez Enriquez" Rest In Peace and I hope someday I will see you again. Sincerely Your Daughter Debbie Enriquez, Lara-Sedillo

Debra
Daughter

June 10, 2011

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Enriquez. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year I was hired. While it's been a long time, I'm sure those you left behind and served with disctinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thanks for your service and for looking out for us you left behind. Rest in peace Sgt. Enriquez!

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

Sergeant Elias Sanchez Enriquez,

The circumstances of your death are unusual, but so is the nature of police work. It is unfortunate that you would die in the routine execution of your duty. Each of us that enforce the law must daily perform the most mundane of tasks at times. When disaster strikes we all brace ourselves and think only of what each of us would have done in the situation, however when one of us dies doing a routine task we are seldom ready to understand. The fact is that you were doing your duty when you had the tragic occasion to run into a situation that would cause your death. This alone makes you a hero among heros. You died in the service of your fellow man and this is honorable. We pray for you soul and the family and friends you have.

To you I render a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 17, 2008

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Sergeant Enriquez, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

January 23, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 15, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

God bless you and your family...

March 28, 2005

Rest in peace 14july2003

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