Noted Former Colorado Mob Buster Dies at 85

Noted Former Colorado Bureau of Investigation dies at 85 - The Denver Post:

A colorful former federal drug cop who went on to become the head of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation died over the weekend in his Western Slope home.

John "Ray" Enright, 85, of Silt died overnight Saturday, said former colleagues and friends.

Enright was described as a hard-nosed crime fighter who was also adept at political haymaking.

"He was involved, connected; he was constantly working," said Curtis Bridges, a longtime friend who worked with Enright. "He was directly involved with multiple agencies — that's what the CBI is, a coordinator. He served that function well; he got everyone moving in the same direction."

Enright served as the CBI's director from 1977 to 1984.

Prior to taking the reins at the CBI, Enright was a federal narcotics agent in New York, where his photo landed on the front page of the New York Daily News in 1958 when he and other agents busted mob bossVito Genovese.


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