Patrolman Larry B. Enloe

Patrolman Larry B. Enloe

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 1968

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Larry B. Enloe

Patrolman Larry Enloe was shot and killed after stopping a runaway juvenile on I-25 near Trinidad.

After shooting Patrolman Enloe, the suspect carjacked another vehicle and forced the man to drive him to another location. The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to 34-50 years in prison but escaped in 1974. In 1981 the suspect was killed in a motorcycle crash in Florida.

Patrolman Enloe had served with the Colorado State Patrol for over two years. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter. His son also served with the Colorado State Patrol.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Escaped

juvenile, traffic stop

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This weekend, my family and I had the pleasure of meeting Patrolman Enloe’s son, Sergeant Major Don Enloe, also of the Colorado State Patrol. Sergeant Major Enloe celebrated 30 years of service with the Patrol on June 1, 2023. Sergeant Major Enloe is a consummate professional and a true gentleman. I know Patrolman Enloe would be proud of all that his son has accomplished throughout his career. RIP Patrolman Enloe.

Captain Matt May
Town of Wake Forest (NC) Police Department

September 24, 2023

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