Remembering Patrolman Larry B. Enloe

Please take a moment to include Patrolman Larry B. Enloe in your thoughts today.

Patrolman Enloe was on Interstate 25 north of Trinidad January 8, 1968 when he stopped a stolen blue station wagon for a traffic violation. While Enloe was seated in his patrol car, the driver shot Enloe with a .38 caliber gun. The suspect then stopped a Volkswagen driven by a Sergeant of the U.S. Army. He said he had killed a police officer and to cooperate fully, or he would kill his infant child. At a roadblock south of Pueblo, they were allowed to proceed on their way. The driver taken hostage let the suspect out in Pueblo and returned to the roadblock to tell officers what had happened. The suspect was caught and later found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 34-50 years.

Enloe entered the Patrol May 19, 1965.

(Information provided by the Colorado State Patrol Alumni Association)