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Patrolman Enrique L. Carrisalez

Los Fresnos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 7, 1981

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Reflections for Patrolman Enrique L. Carrisalez

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

Val Estrada
Oldest brother

August 25, 2022

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

I would like to reiterate my previous reflection on this actual anniversary of your untimely death. Rest in peace.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

Rest In Peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 29, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 3, 2013

I worked as a Reserve Officer for LFPD during this time and had worked with Rick numerous times. Rick was always professional and loved his job.

Police Officer Curtis Macomb
Tioga Police Dept.

February 13, 2013

I remember being in my room and drawing a picture of a man in a casket surrounded by people. I had no real reason for drawing this picture and coloring it in. Later that evening we got the call that my Uncle had be shot. I still remember sitting on his lap while he smoked his pipe. The smell was always sweet and aromatic. I loved driving to Los Fresnos in hopes of seeing him on duty. I to wear a badge and worked with one of his Pall bearers. His plaque is placed next to a Coke machine outside of Los Fresnos P.D., dam near hidden. His last name still mispelled at the Cameron County Jailhouse. After all these years I'd figure they would have corrected that. His last name is on the wall of fallen Agents in Washington, there it is spelled correctly. I am 1 of just a couple males left who bare our last name, Carrisalez. I am proud of my last name and even prouder of my Uncle. God bless all who wear a badge.

BPA. Carrisalez

January 2, 2013

"I am society's first line of defense, I am the thin blue line, I am an American Police Officer".

retired peace officer
Texas Department of Public Safety

June 26, 2012

The 30th Anniversary of Patrolman Carrisalez
murder is coming up soon. I have much respect for him and the men and women who protect us. I would like to personally pay my respects to him. Can anyone tell me where he is buried?

Lionel Alva, Jr.

June 9, 2011

I saw your picture on the Los Fresnos PD wall when I went there last year to magistrate a prisoner. Trooper Rucker is buried 5 feet from my grandfather. I visit his grave often and see the simplicity of the old days. I was one year old when this tragedy happened, but as a man who took up the shield and gun it feels close to home. I hear the prisoners talk about going to Carrisalez when I transport them and they dont know the story...but I do. Its honor and courage that drive us and that drove you...until that day.

San Benito Police Dept

December 1, 2009

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 14, 2008

I salute you, Sir, on the 26th Anniversary of your tragic and brutal murder. Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May all your family & friends take comfort in knowing you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten! The slime ball that murdered you was a cop hater in the worst way, and I am glad that TX put an end to his reign of terror in 1993 at Hunstville!

DET SGT, Retired

October 7, 2007

today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Mancaheter, NH

October 7, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 19, 2006

Officer Carrisalez,
On today, the 24th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Fresnos. It took, 12 more years, but your murderer got the justice that he deserved.


October 7, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 7, 2004

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