Patrolman Enrique L. Carrisalez

Patrolman Enrique L. Carrisalez

Los Fresnos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 7, 1981

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Enrique L. Carrisalez

Patrolman Ricky Carrisalez was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding at the intersection of Texas 100 and FM 1847.

As he exited his vehicle the driver of the other vehicle also exited and opened fire on Patrolman Carrisalez. Patrolman Carrisalez returned fire but did not strike the subject. 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 less than five minutes earlier. 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 lineup 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 officially remains unsolved. The suspect was sentenced to death for the murders of Trooper Rucker and Patrolman Carrizales and was executed in 1993.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge 302

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 29, 1981
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1993

traffic stop

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I'm the only reminded brother ,david rick cachie are all gone what's left is connie patty and me val estrada.We miss you very much ,we were so proud of you and your family, mom alway spoke of you she was also very proud, She wished you didn't live so far away so she could visit you and your family ,I live ln Fowler ca. We miss you. WE have not forgotten you

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August 25, 2022

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