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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Patrolman Carrisalez,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Fresnos. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 7, 2021

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