Elias S. Enriquez - ID

Elias S. Enriquez

Line of Duty

State Police Sergeant slipped and drowned while patrolling the California Aqueduct

Wednesday, January 23, 1974

State Police Sergeant Elias S. Enriquez was patrolling the California Aqueduct in the afternoon when he apparently slipped, fell into the canal and drowned. Investigators believe he was walking along the concrete lining of the canal and wrapping illegal fishing line around his hand that he retrieved from the canal when he fell into the water. Sergeant Enriquez was 32.