Deputy Sheriff Joseph F. Solano, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Joseph F. Solano, Sr.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 1983

Joseph F. Solano, Sr.

Deputy Solano was killed in a motorcycle while en route to an assignment. His department vehicle had broken down and was taken to a shop for repairs. He returned home and began to drive his motorcycle to the assignment when another vehicle pulled in front of him on SR-207.
Deputy Solano had been with the agency for 12 years and was getting ready to retire that year.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

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Florida Sheriffs Association

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