Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years, 6 months
Badge # 13609
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 1/17/2006
Offender: Not available
Police Officer Eric Solorio died from injuries he received during a squad car accident several weeks earlier.
On January 17, Officer Solorio was in the passenger seat as he and his partner spotted a car speeding near 67th and Union at 10:47 p.m. The officers initiated the pursuit while traveling east on 67th Street. Their squad car was cut off by another driver and they rammed into a tree and church building at 701 W. Marquette.
Officer Solorio was assigned to the Targeted Response Unit and served with the Chicago Police Department for 3.5 years. He is survived by his mother, brother, and two sisters.
On September 7, 2006 Officer Solorio's star was retired by the Chicago Police Department.