However, this year, every agency forfeited their right to compete in order to honor California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Enox. Sgt. Enox tragically passed away on July 12, 2014. Sgt. Enox was well respected and a mentor to most of the officers participating. California Highway Patrol Captain Paul Vincent and Mark Riggins, Sgt. Enox’s family members, graciously accepted the trophy to honor Sgt. Enox.
The trophy will be displayed at the Santa Cruz CHP office for the next year and the memorial plaque will be permanently displayed on the Sgt. Kevin Enox memorial trophy.
In addition to Santa Cruz Police officers, Santa Cruz CHP, Monterey CHP, Redwood City CHP, Watsonville PD, Scotts Valley PD and Capitola PD all sent representatives. In total, there were 40 motorcycle officers in attendance.
We would also like to thank retired SCPD Chief Belcher, Deputy Chief Locke, and Lt. Vlassis for returning to duty temporarily to provide us with an amazing lunch.