California, and spent his summers on horseback working on his

uncles' vast cattle ranches in Woodlake and the West Side.

He graduated from Riverdale High School in 1952 and starred

in basketball and baseball.


Jack was born in Riverdale,

HUSBAND, FATHER, FRIEND

Jack Wayne Enos

He also attended College of the Sequoias and Fresno State College. Jack was drafted into the

U.S. Army and stationed in Korea where he was on the rifle team and Special Services playing

first trumpet in the First Calvary Division Army Band.


In 1955, Jack began a twenty-year career with the Fresno Police Department where he served as a

patrolman, detective, numerous investigative positions, and range master. In 1969, Detective Enos

was named Policeman of the Year in Fresno County and promoted to Sergeant where he was

assigned to the West Side / Chinatown.


Upon retirement, Jack expanded his land holdings and built a successful farming and ranching

operation in the Sanger area. He also participated in All Police Rodeos throughout California,

winning several state team roping titles.


Jack is survived by Judith Ann Belden, his wife of 50 years, and their two sons, Eric and Matthew.


An outstanding baseball coach, Jack coached their boys throughout Little League and Babe Ruth, winning many city and all-star championships.


Jack's boys followed in their father's footsteps with careers in law enforcement; Eric with the U.S. Secret Service and Office of Inspector General, and Matt as an officer/detective with the Fresno Police Department.


Jack was a 50+ year Mason. He and Judy especially enjoyed spending time with their boys, their daughters-in-law Cheryl and Leana, and their grandchildren. Jack was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always put his family first.

Link to obituary published on September 21, 2014

November 16, 1933
August 27, 2014