Larry B. Enloe

Rank

Patrolman

Date of hire

1965-05-19 00:00

Bio

Patrolman Enloe was on Interstate 25 North of Trinidad on January 8, 1968 when he stopped a stolen blue station wagon for a traffic violation. While Enloe was seated in the Patrol car, a 16-year-old runaway Edward Cosgrove shot Enloe with a .38 caliber gun. Cosgrove then stopped a Volkswagen driven by Sergeant Fink of the U.S. Army. He said he had killed a police officer and to cooperate fully, or he would kill Fink’s infant child. At a roadblock South of Pueblo, they were allowed to proceed on their way. Fink let Cosgrove out in Pueblo and returned to the roadblock to tell officers what had happened. Cosgrove was caught at a Pueblo hotel. He was later found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 34-50 years in the Colorado State Penitentiary.

Memorial service information

Interment: Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado Section 8-11A-11, Lot 168, Block 115

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