Chief of Police Harold Enloe

Chief of Police Harold Enloe

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 1951

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Harold Enloe

Chief of Police Harold Enloe was killed in a vehicle crash during a vehicle pursuit that had traveled throughout Asheville.

The patrol car he was in went out of control on the rain-slicked Old Black Mountain Highway (modern-day Swannanoa River Road) 400 yards west of the Sayles Biltmore Bleachery bridge. Chief Enloe was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle they were pursuing was charged with reckless driving.

Chief Enloe was a United States Navy veteran. He had served with the Asheville Police Department for 14 years and held the position of police chief for just over one year. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He was survived by his wife and son.

The first FOP lodge in the state was named in Chief Enloe's honor.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with reckless driving

FBI National Academy, vehicle pursuit, weather

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Rest in peace Chief Enloe.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 23, 2018

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