Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Dennie Quay Enevold

Hendersonville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, November 23, 1981

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Reflections for Officer Dennie Quay Enevold

Although I was only 4 years old when Dennie was taken from all that loved him, I still remember playing in his police cruiser and the attention he would give me when I was around. Thank God I can’t remember that tragic day and all the heartache afterwards. I was honored to accompany my Aunt Martha to DC back in the 80’s and find his name on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial…something I will never forget. I’ve always felt a connection to him through the years. 15 years after EOW on November 22nd, my first daughter was born. Today, she serves as a HPD Officer. Must be God’s plan for her to honor him and for him to watch over her.

Anthony Thompson

April 20, 2023

If it is true that time can heal all wounds, then it would appear 41 years is not yet the cure in that having November 22 come around for another year has failed once again to heal the wound of your loss. Thank you Dennie Enevold for your fidelity to service. Law enforcement is both better for having had you in our ranks, and weakened for having lost you. To the family of Dennie, thank you for sharing him with the people of Hendersonville, the State of North Carolina, and with our profession.

NC Officer

November 22, 2022

We met in the Marine Corps. Fine man who loved to read. We taught electronics in adjacent classrooms in San Diego and 29 Palms California. Later I became an officer with the San Diego P.D and talked Dennis into a possible L.E. position knowing he wanted out of the Marine Corps. Years later I was informed by another agency of his death. Never forgotten Denny !

S/Sgt USMC, Patrol Officer SDPD
Good friend for 10 years.

September 2, 2020

I knew Dennie in high school, TC Roberson High School, I was the starting center and he a guard for the football team - - what a great person - - and Christian - - I spent 30 years in Federal law enforcement and am glad to have known someone such as Dennie and his family. RIP

Retired Divison Chief, DHS
Homeland Security

August 22, 2015

My name was Patricia Kuykendall, my 2 sons and another boy were kidnapped one evening, after a football game... from the 'Triangle Conv. Store' on Asheville Hwy, 1980-81. Dennie was the officer in charge of the children's safe recovery and even after a long nights' shift, Mr Enevold made sure to stay up and attend court, the day of the accused's trial... to testify and be present in court to assure that all justice was served (for any and all input and assistance that he could lend, in assurance that justice was served in this terrible set of crimes against these 3 boys.
Dennie went above and beyond the call, during the accused apprehension and during the court proceedings.
I'm so proud and honored to have met and gotten to know Mr Enevold, even under such a difficult time. His true heroic, hardworking and honor bound spirit shown thru out the entire ordeal. Thanks to Dennies contribution, the case wrapped that very day, with a 37 year sentence for the assortment of felonies committed.
It was a terrible heartbreak to see the late evening report, not long after our court case wrapped. My children and I were dumb struck, that our beautiful friend 'Dennie' had been mortally wounded.
Shortly thereafter, I gathered all 3 of the boys, dressed properly and carried them from Beaverdam, Canton to Hendersonville, NC... for Mrs Enevold's husbands final goodbye. I'm so glad that I brought these boys... to show them how we show respect and appreciation, to those who work so faithfully to serve and protect. This man, personified all that is good with right with police persons who daily lay their lives on the line for us folks.
Mrs Enevold was brave, but suffering, I know. I came to help lend her some strength, during her most difficult time. She wrote later, thanking me for bringing the boys, for the support and the love we brought to and for HER that day.
I think of you often and will never forget you or Mr Dennie Enevold.
God Bless you and hope your life healed, with Gods Love and Care.
Mrs Pat Kuykendall (Drake)
(Should you ever need me... [email protected])

Friend, Civilian
Friend and Mother of child in court case.

April 12, 2015

Dennie, you are remembered as a kind and warm hearted Uncle, Friend and Officer of the Law whose life was taken in the line of duty. The impact of your passing and the violence wrecked havoc on our family. As a Child - I became angry with God and wanted vengeance for taking your sweet soul from us. Now that time has passed I've repaired my heart with God and still feel the impact of you never being in my life. The man who shot you has now passed away after 30 years in prison. I pray for your Sister to heal from her terrible pain of loving you so much and losing you, I pray for her to heal after carrying the burden of justice, hatred, anger, rage, and pain for so long. May everyone who has lost someone find peace and honor the love that was shared in the time available. May God watch over and keep you safe. Love always your nephew, Bryon


July 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 22, 2009

Dennie was a fine officer committed to making our community a better place to live. Dennie was especially committed to ridding our community of the ills of illegal drugs. Dennie did not want to see our youth held hostage to the terrible harms of drugs.

Dennie was a very serious officer, yet one who was quick witted and brought a great sense of humor and human element to a job that often lost sight of the lighter side of life when serving as a police officer. Dennie was killed two blocks below my home as he sought to carry out his duties. His contributions to the profession and his community will stand forever. He will always be one of HPD's finest!

Chief Donnie R. Parks
Hendersonville Police Department

April 28, 2008

I start with HPD 31 Dec., 2007 but have already seen that you are still rememberedadn the impact you had. Your photo and news articles are displayed in the prominently in the departments lobby. I pray that you look over all of us working with Hendersonville and Henderson County now and in the future.
Thank you for your service.

Kyle Nix
New Police Officer
Hendersonville Police Department

Officer Kyle Nix
Hendersonville Police Department

December 29, 2007

"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

December 26, 2007

rest in peace hero


November 29, 2007



November 22, 2007

Dennie and I worked together from the time he started with HPD and we bonded immediatly.He was one of those guys you couldn't help but like. We worked 7th Avenue and at one point the Times/News called us "Batman and Robin" though we never figured out who was which one. We tried to clean up 7th Ave of the druggies and drunks and I think we did a pretty good job. Dennie could smell dope a mile away and he was always making drug arrests--little ones and big ones. It was a typical "team" with us--we hardly had to say anything to each other to know what the other was thinking--we always had each other's back. But he was not all about busting the bad guys all the time. He liked to help people too--especially kids. And the kids liked him too. He would take his own money at christmas and buy gifts and food for needy families so they would have a nice christmas.And he was strong--I saw him pick up the back of a VW once by himself--completely off the ground. Dennie was more than just my partner--he was my brother and I will never forget him. Whenever I am back in Hendersonville I always go to Fletcher and visit his gravesite and talk to him. I know he hears me and believe it or not I think he has continued to watch over me all these years and kept me safe from harm because when something bad has been about to happen I can hear him whisper "Be careful--ok" He was always adding "ok" to his sentences--like "I'm going to put the cuffs on you now-OK?" Used to drive the bad guys nuts. I'm sure Martha misses him much more than I do but I know he is watching over her too. Denny will always be my friend and brother. Bless you Dennie--we all miss you very much.

Dean Clawson
Dennies former partner at HPD

July 26, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 1, 2006

May you Rest in Peace.

May 29, 2006

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


August 24, 2004

I meet dennie just one time. It was 1979 at a family dinner. I remember how nice he was and his smile. Over the years i heard wonderful stories about dennie as a officer and friend. I wish i would have been able to know you better. Dennie will never be forgotten and i pray that the Lord will watch after all officers at the Police Dept. Thank you Dennie for giving the Ultimate sacrifice for our community.


April 13, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

The week I graduated from the North Carolina Justice Academy's Basic Law Enforcement Training, was the same week that Officer Enevold's killer was sentenced in court. I will always remember the clarity of how I realized the true dangers of being a law enforcement officer. That clarity has never left me, and has allowed me to survive my own dangers. I have also witnessed first hand how Officer Enevold's sacrifice has forever altered the equipment and method by which the department has since conducted itself. You will always be remembered.

Lieutenant Rusty E. Sweezy
Hendersonville Police Department

I will always remember you as a friend of my father and a kind and gentle person who took the time to play with me as a child.

I am honored to serve in the same agency that you gave your life at. I see your face everyday in a picture hanging on the wall and I am reminded that this job sometimes requires the ultimate sacrifice...the sacrifice that you made.

Thank you and may God always watch over your Martha who has made the difference in so many young peoples life.

Detective Lyle Case
Hendersonville Police Department NC

In 1981 I was a senior at East Henderson High when Officer Enevold was killed. I never knew him, but being from a small mountain county in N.C., losing an officer is like losing a friend. I find myself thinking about Officer Enevold everytime I drive by the place where it happened. Thank you Officer Enevold for the sacrifice you made for me.

Deputy Ricky Bishop
Henderson County Sheriff's Office N.C.

Deputy Ricky Bishop
Henderson County Sheriff's Office N.C.

Dennie was one of the best police officers this town has ever had. He always had a smile or a kind word and treated everyone equally. He was a good person and a good friend and is much missed in this town.
There are many officers I have known in my community but Dennie is one that has always stayed in my thoughts and will always be a friend. I really miss him.

Melissa Porter

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