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Police Officer Jesse Erick Sollman

Easton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, March 25, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Jesse Erick Sollman

Hey uncle jesse!
You've been on my mind a lot lately and I miss you a lot. I was reading a letter that aunt carin wrote me for my confirmation yesterday and she was talking about how you would always tease me about how I never wanted anyone to hug my mom except me. Haha I remember those giant bear hugs you always gave me and I always said I hated them when I really loved them. You would always have stubble on your chin and rub it on my head. And I would scream and cry but it was comforting. You always smelt like a sandwhich well atleast that what I smelt hahaha. I have a picture of you and me on my wall from nadine and erics wedding and I cut my hair the night before so I looked like a weirdo! Hahah but I love it. I heard a song the other day by carrie underwood called just a dream and it always makes me think of you...I just wanted to tell you that I miss you and your on my mind a lot lately. I love you uncle jesse!
Love,
Lexie

Anonymous

February 25, 2010

Superbowl Sunday and February, odd I know, and the Saints Won. Gotta love it, only in America. Jesse, I know you would have enjoyed the game, you always seemed to enjoyed about everything.
I come back to this site to pay my respects, to remember your ultimate sacrifice, remember all of those who have sacrificed their lives and to remember most, your memory. I also think of Carin, and while she has been amazing through all of this, and has remarkably forged ahead, it has not been easy and has had to make many sacrifices as well.
When times get tough I always try to remember these sacrifices, it keeps me grounded. Helps me to remember the importance of life and the importance of the people around me who make my life meaningful. Happy February Jess, see ya next month.

Easton PD Wife

February 7, 2010

Hi Jesse, well first, Happy Birthday! sorry it was missed but no worries, I miss about everyone's birthday, sooner or later I usually catch up, so this is probably better than most. Second, Merry Christmas and within the next few days, happy new year. Time goes by so fast, with my kids getting older now, I really see that. I read Carin's reflection, and it was just so beautiful. She is so right, you really inspired so many people, and so many people still miss you so much. In so many little ways though you still live on. Savannah and Jacob have gotten so big, and they look so happy, Carin has surely done a trememdous job. They may not remember you like we want them to, and that is sad, but your job as a father and husband was somehow determined to be completed here, for no reason that will ever make any sense, but your children will live and grow and mature into great people, after all, they have your DNA and are surrounded by so many people who love them. Their memory of you may be short, but in a lot of ways, they are the living memory of you.

Carin, I was happy to see that a settlement has been reached and finally, this chapter can be closed. I do not want to wish this away, I feel like in a way, I am wishing away Jesse's memory, but I know that is not it. It has been a long time, and it is time. Happy New Year, our best for the very best of health for all of you.

Easton PD Wife

December 29, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this Christmas Day. You have not been forgotten by those that love you, nor will that ever be the case. Continue to keep watch over everyone and protect them.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 25, 2009

Dear Carin,

Haven't been on in a while, it just got too sad to read and I had to back off for a while. I am glad to read that things finally worked out for you with the city. I am so sorry for all the heartbreak and struggles on top of everything that they put you through. I pray for you and your blessed family. I think of you often.

With love,

Linda Rittenhouse
Always Matt's Mom

December 23, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Jes! I'm sure you are the life of the party up there, as always. Still miss you as much today as the day you went away. Until we can see one another again...

Nick
friend

December 5, 2009

Hey Jes ~

These are the lyrics to a song by Alan Jackson called "Sissy's Song" written about a woman friend of his who died....I changed some of the words so it would be appropriate for a man. It's such a pretty song and it makes me cry every time I hear it.

Why did he have to go
So young I just don't know why
Things happen half the time
Without reason without rhyme
Handsome, sweet young man
Son, husband and father
Makes no sense to me
I just have to believe

He flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And he walks with Jesus and his loved ones waiting
And I know he's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

Loved ones he left behind
Just trying to survive
And understand the why
Feeling so lost inside
Anger shot straight at God
Then asking for His love
Empty with disbelief
Just hoping that maybe

He flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And he walks with Jesus and his loved ones waiting
And I know he's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

It's hard to say goodbye
His picture in my mind
Will always be of times I'll cherish
And I won't cry 'cause

He flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And he walks with Jesus and his loved ones waiting
And I know he's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me
Don't worry 'bout me
Don`t worry 'bout me

My tears today are for you, Jes, not for me. My tears are because you only lived to be 36, because you died so young and because so much was taken from you. My tears are for all that you've missed over the past 4 1/2 years and for all that you will continue to miss in the future with your family and your children. My tears are for your friends who still love and miss you, who will go to your favorite restaurant tonight and have dinner in your memory, who after all this time still honor you in so many ways.......my tears are not for myself.

This year has been such a turning point for me and the kids and I know you had a hand in everything that has happened. Thank you for being such a wonderful man, for being such a wonderful husband, father, friend, son, uncle, brother, nephew, Marine and police officer. Thank you for inspiring so many people to love more and to live their lives better. Thank you for always taking such good care of me and the kids, and for sending Michael to continue to do what you can't. Thank you, Jesse, for blessing my life in so many ways both before 2005 and after. I love you with all of my heart and I always will.

Happy 41st Birthday in Heaven - I hope the angels are singing to you today. We love you, Jes, we love you and miss you and wish you were here with us.

Always and forever.
Carin

Anonymous

December 4, 2009

I love you Jes.
Always and forever.
Carin

Anonymous

November 28, 2009

Son,
The day you married our daughter was one of the happiest days of my life. The day God welcomed you home was one of the saddest days of my life. We remember you in so many ways. Every day you are in our prayers, and every day we think of you. In less than a month you will be 40 years old, so Happy Birthday; but in my minds eye you are still 36, young, strong, funny, serious, and crazy about your family. I can still feel those big hugs you would give me and I can still hear you whisper in my ear "love you pop".
Every time we cook out we laugh about the times we would eat the meat before we got it into the house. I know your father is thinking about you and your family also as we come near to your birthday and the holidays.
Son we love you with all of our hearts.

Your family will be OK now. Things worked out. You told your Carin what you wanted and it worked out!. God bless you on this Thanksgiving Eve. May God grant you pease.

Dad

Charles Hentz
Dad

November 23, 2009

Carin, I am so happy for you that this has finally come to an end. Jesse can rest in peace knowing that financially, you will be okay. I pray that Jesse continues to watch over you, Savannah and Jacob, and the EPD, the guys miss him terribly. Jesse made such an impact on so many peoples lives and his death has made an even bigger impact.

Easton PD Wife

November 15, 2009

Carin,
So glad to hear that the city has reached an agreement w you. Nothing can return Jesse to you but this will help you to make sure your kids are going to be OK financially. Like you, I have so many signs from that my hubby continues to watch over me and our family. We were both blessed to have such wonderful men in our lives and blessed to have them still watching over us.. if only they were still here in person. Take care and stay strong. Bless you, Pat M.

Wife of Sgt C. R. M.

November 14, 2009

Jesse, may you now rest in peace knowing that Carin and the kids are taken care of and this thing is finally coming to an end. I know that you will continue to smile down upon them and shower them with your love. Rest easy in the arms of the angels until we can see one another again... I miss you dearly old friend...

Nick
friend

November 11, 2009

Karin:

I just read of the settlement you were able to reach with the City of Easton and was glad the litigation is now over for you. I was so disgusted four years ago when I read about you having to fight Easton to get them to fully cover the funeral costs, that I was not surprized to learn of their settlement posture in the negligence action. It must be a big feeling of relief to conclude this chapter.
How fitting it is to have this settlement occur near the anniversary of the formation of the Marine Corps in which Jesse served so well.

To Jesse: Happy Birthday, Marine on the 234th USMC birthday. Semper Fi. Your memory is honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 10, 2009

Hey Carin. After watching the news today, I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you and your family. Just remember that NO ONE (except other widows) can ever understand what we have been through since they haven't walked a mile or even two steps in our shoes. I think of you often. Stay strong!

Trish

Trish Wertz
Widow of P.O. Scott Wertz EOW 8-6-06

November 9, 2009

Uncle Jesse,
It has been a long while. I was looking through one of my storage bins the other day and I saw one your packs that Aunt Carin gave me. Dammit I miss you a lot! I'm going through the roughest time in my life right now. But through all this I know some good is gonna come out of all this. I know you looking over me. I believe you had a very integral part in the reason I'm still in the military. Had I not had you looking over me, the outcome could have been very different. Thank you, for the good things that have happened before and through all of this mess. One of those good things is my girlfriend alicia. You know its kind of crazy, she has an uncle jesse and had a cousin jesse whose spirit is still with her. I have the opposite, I have a cousin jesse and had an uncle jesse whose spirit is still with me. I think it isn't just a coincidence that we ended up together. Uncle Jes she is something special. I wish you weren't taken away from us so you could meet her. It really stinks that she will never be able to meet you. She has heard a lot about you, and I won't ever let her forget how a big part of my life you were. Once again THANK YOU! I miss you and I love you Uncle Jes! Rest in peace.

mike
usaf

October 27, 2009

Hey Jes ~

On the drive down to Philadelphia last night, I saw the number 56 everywhere....on license plates, on the sides of trucks, even on the side of a car. Pulling into the Federal Courthouse parking lot I asked you to please show me one more - and you did.

I told Joe and John about it, thinking they would think it was hokey or that I was a little crazy believing that seeing your badge number was anything but coincidental, but they both agreed that it was a little uncanny and definetly a good sign.

I was so relaxed and confident knowing you were there with me. I have a definite feeling about how things are going to turn out - but either way I know in my heart that you have a hand in whatever happens and that you are helping to guide things to be the way they are supposed to be.

Thank you for the signs, and for giving me the inner peace I need. I love you.

Always and forever,
Carin

Anonymous

October 16, 2009

To Carin, Savannah and Jacob, thinking of all of you and hoping your fall is filled with all the excitement a new school year brings and Halloween and Christmas will be here before you know it. I know it must be really hard to live on without Jesse during all of these times. I just want you to know that Jesse is thought of often, and we all hope and pray that you are doing well. You have done such a tremendous job, you should be really proud of yourself, you would make Jesse very proud. I hope somehow that time is beginning to heal your loss, not sure it ever will, but I do hope that you have found some peace, you certainly deserve it.

Easton PD Wife

October 16, 2009

Hey Jes ~

I always loved that Rascall Flatt's song, I just never knew the meaning it would have for me - not really, until tonight.

You've been giving me lots of signs lately but this one was pretty amazing. Now I know that things are going to be alright.

We love you, Jes, and we miss you every moment of every day. Thank you for being our guardian angel and for still taking such good care of us.

Always and forever,
Carin

Anonymous

October 8, 2009

R.I.P. Officer Sollman, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy M. Reed
EPSO

August 27, 2009

whats up Jesse, just letting you know if all goes well I will be riding the 2010 Unity Tour in honor of you. Keep watch over us brother, you wont be forgotten! Hope the food in heaven is as good as we had it at GLYNCO, GA!

P. O. N. Cevasco
Rutgers University Police

August 13, 2009

Hi Jesse, Wanted to drop in and say hello. May not always write, but you are always in our thoughts. Your ODMP sticker in fact is on our fridge, and I have found that so many things in our life are centered around the date of your death, " . . .that was 6 months before Jesse died, . . .that was the August after Jesse died" I can't even remember what I did yesterday, but I can remember where we went on vacation that year. One thing always comes back to me is how slow, yet fast time goes by. It seems slow but before you know it, bam, the whole year is gone. Well, based on Carin's latest notes, it looks like you are looking after her and the kids - - good job. I would have to say that if anyone could do this alone it would be Carin but it still must be so hard. Your kids are amazing and that of course is because of Carin (it is never because of the dad, . .unless they do something wrong of course), but Carin is an amazing mother, I would say you would be so proud but I know you already are. Keep up the great work Jesse, and keep an eye out for the boys too. Cheers

Easton PD Wife

July 31, 2009

Hey Jes ~

It's crazy how I get these little signs that you are with us - how something will happen that will make me wonder if you are around, and then the number 56 pops up just to confirm it. It happened again today.

Thank you for the signs, they make me feel so good. And more importantly they let me know that I'm on the right track, that things are working out the way they are supposed to and that you are still with us.

We love you, Jes.
Always and forever

Carin
widow

July 10, 2009

Happy Father's Day in Heaven, Jes. We love you and miss you and wish you were here with us.

Always and Forever,

Carin
Widow

June 21, 2009

Hey Jes ~

Please be with me tomorrow. Please help give me the strength and determination I will need, and the knowledge and clarity to make the right decisions for me and the kids. Things have become very complicated - there are so many factors involved it makes my head spin - please help guide me.

It's going to be a long, hard day.......please give me a sign so I know you are there.

Thank you again for sending me the right people at the right time - it's amazing how things have been working out. 2009 is truly a turning point for us.

Carin
Widow

June 10, 2009

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