Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Justin David Sollohub

Anniston Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Justin David Sollohub

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

THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE.

MAY YOU CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE

Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga.State Patrol

August 26, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

August 25, 2016

Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors wants Justin's parents to know we are there for them. I have come to know Justin's mom and share her pain. God bless this family.

Cindy Warren
Mother of Officer David Curtis, Tampa PD EOW 6/29/2010

August 17, 2015

I met Justin's parents at the Memorial Wall this year at Police Week, during the Police Unity Tour ride in. What beautiful people they are. Justin's name is on the same line as my father-in-law, Eugene J. Deckert. Both enrolled in 2012. The stories that are shared at that memorial are so heartbreaking, and yet the grief that is shared is a blessing to each survivor. We are not, and never will be, alone. RIP Justin. You are deeply loved and will never be forgotten.

Judy Deckert
Daughter-in-law of Sgt. Deckert

May 17, 2015

The county wide memorial was tonight. Your picture hangs in my office and I think about you every day. See you on the other side brother.....

Lt. Nick Bowles
Anniston PD

May 16, 2014

Thank you for your courage and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Chief of Police Christopher Dillard
Owens Cross Roads Police Department

January 31, 2014

I am grateful we still have my dad, as he spent 26 years "protecting and serving", but it still grieves my heart when one who stands on the thin blue line falls. It is senseless that these things happen, just like the 2 officers shot in the line of duty this past week in Mississippi.

I pray for all of those fallen, but mostly I pray for those they leave behind that have a hole in their heart that will never fully be filled again...

Son of Retired Police Chief Gene Ray
Paris PD, Paris, IL

December 30, 2013

The loss of one officer is one two many, the sentence is appropriate there is never closure in a case like this. The officers parents are left empty and void sad ending to a promising future.

Ret JoAnn Gamble
Gary Police Dept. Gary,Indiana

December 30, 2013

Your service will never be forgotten and may you rest in peace.

MONICO GARZA EMT-I
Salt Lake City, Utah

December 29, 2013

I was honored to meet his parents as part of Fireball Run 2011, when we stopped in Anniston. His name was added to the Fueled by the Fallen car. A touching moment. RIP.

Christine Michaels
Fireball Run 2011

December 29, 2013

rest in peace my brother in blue! may God grant you eternity with him in Heaven!

Ret Det Lou Camerada
NYPD

December 29, 2013

Im glad the thing that did this is going to pay. Too young and too soon, but never forgotten. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this fallen hero. RIP

Officer Sommer
Salt Lake County Sheriffs Department

December 29, 2013

God Speed my Brother, God look after you now and take care of your family.

SA Kerry Lingo Retired
U.S. Army CID

December 29, 2013

R.I.P. Justin Sollohub. Your watch ended that day,but your watch over us (your Brother and Sister LEOs) started that day.. Thanks for your service it will never be forgotten..

RES Dep Melvin F.Larmon
COOSA COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE

December 29, 2013

RIP brother !!!

Deputy Chief (Ret) Bob Ward
Indianapolis Police Dept

December 29, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 12, 2012

Officer Sollohub,

You are remembered with great admiration. I visit ODMP regularly to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement and their families. Thank you for also for being an organ donor. I pray that the healing process has begun for your family and your police department.

Donna Grayson
Customs & Border Protection

September 21, 2012

I miss you so much brother, can't believe a year has passed. We all still love you and hold ourselves to a higher standard because of the way you lived your life.

Ofc. Andrew Miller
Heflin Police Department, Heflin AL

August 30, 2012

Yesterday I had the honor and the privilege of meeting the parents and brother of Officer Justin Sollohub. I was given his flag to put on my bike as Law Enforcement United rode into Washington D.C. His parents saw the flag on my bike through a crowd of 300 bikes. We found so many similarities between us, including the fact both Officer Sollohub and I were both born at Fort Riley, KS. It is a humbling experience to be in the company of heroes and to rise for them. Gone but never forgotten.

Morgan Wright
Retired Trooper/Detective

May 13, 2012

A hero will never be forgotten, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Rest now, brother, in the arms of the Lord. Your service will always be remembered.

Ofc. D. Summers
NEALEA Class 144

January 22, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Sollohub. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Justin he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Justin's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Justin's life was about so much more than the way he died. Justin will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Sollohub, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer Justin Sollohub, his fellow officers, and most especially to Officer Sollohub:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Justin died in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Justin's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. We are approaching Christmas, the first you will have spent without your beloved Justin with you and I know it will be very difficult.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service Justin gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 25, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

You are greatly missed Sollo.

Ptl. Jacob Dodd
Boaz Police Dept.

December 1, 2011

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