Police Officer Eric Solorio

Police Officer Eric Solorio

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, February 12, 2006

Eric Solorio

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 13609

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 17, 2006
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Twelve years ago today, we laid you to rest. I never knew you, but I will never forget you. I had graduated from the academy the day before. Instead of going to our districts, we went to honor you and hoped that by our very presence we comforted your family. In a freezing rain we stood, with no complaints. In a few hours, Paul Bauer, Commander, 018th District, Chicago Police Department, will be laid to rest. As we did for you, we will for him, line the route, yet again, for our fallen. Rest easy, Eric, as long as there is breath in me, you are spoken of and remembered.

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Chicago PD

February 17, 2018

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