Former Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office volunteer dies in Santa Cruz motorcycle crash
Omar Enriquez, 29, a Cabrillo College graduate, ‘was passionate about pursuing a career in law enforcement,’ Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart’s office said on Facebook.
A 29-year-old man who was pursuing a career in law enforcement and who had volunteered for about four years with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office died this week in a motorcycle crash on the Westside in Santa Cruz, authorities said Friday.
Omar Enriquez of Capitola was traveling north on Mission Street near Fair Avenue when he struck the side of a vehicle, lost control and fell off the motorcycle around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
He was transported to Dominican Hospital, where he died, Santa Cruz police said.
“Omar volunteered with us for four years at our Live Oak service center from 2015-2019 and volunteered more than 560 hours of his time to serve his community through our office,” Sheriff Jim Hart’s office said in a Facebook post offering condolences to Enriquez’s family. “Omar graduated from Cabrillo College with a Criminal Justice Degree and was passionate about pursuing a career in law enforcement.”
All motorists involved in the crash cooperated with investigators, police said, though their investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information can call (831) 420-5857.