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Police Officer Justin David Sollohub | Anniston Police Department, Alabama Anniston Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Justin David Sollohub

Anniston Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 174

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/24/2011

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Police Officer Justin Sollohub succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while involved in a foot pursuit.

Officer Sollohub was on patrol at about 11:00 am when he stopped his vehicle to make contact with a pedestrian near the intersection of 19th Street and Moore Avenue. As Officer Sollohub exited his patrol car the man fled on foot.

As Officer Sollohub chased the man around the side of a house he was shot once in the head. A responding officer located him and immediately began tending to his wound. He was transported to a local hospital before being flown to Birmingham. He remained on life support until his organs could be donated.

The man who shot Officer Sollohub was arrested later in the day after a massive manhunt. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death on December 16th, 2013.

Officer Sollohub had served with the Anniston Police Department for two years. He is survived by his parents.

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It is said that as long as a man is remembered, he never truly dies. This is especially true of Officer Sollohub. The reflections shown on this page definitely speak volumes of the man that Officer Sollohub was. As a Criminal Justice student at Jacksonville State I have stopped many times at the small Officer Down memorial in Brewer Hall that shows Officer Sollohub, along with two other CJ graduates, to reflect on my calling to become a Law Enforcement Officer in the future. I can only hope to positively impact as many lives as Officer Sollohub has, and I pray that my career will honor the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. Thank you for being an inspiration, Officer Sollohub. Rest Easy.

Duncan Hellums, Student
Jacksonville State University
March 20, 2017

 

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