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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 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.


June 10, 2009


Just thinking about you... Hope all is well.



June 8, 2009

Thinking of you on Memorial Day and thanking you for your service to your Country and also to Law Enforcement.

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

May 23, 2009

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

May 21, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today, Police Officer Memorial Day. You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

May 15, 2009

As long as you are alive in our hearts you will never die. You remain in our hearts and minds exactly as you were that March day before God called you. I can not feel your hugs anymore, but I can still hear you whisper in my ear "love you Pop". We were in church on your day, and we put flowers on the alter a couple of Sundays ago. In my heart we sang "On Eagles Wings" just like we did the last time we saw you. Spring is coming and we remember all of the things you liked to do, the gardening, and getting ready for summer vacation. We really miss you son!

Charles Hentz

March 30, 2009

Jesse, Carin, Savannah, and Jacob,

All over so many people are thinking of you and your family. I hope a special, happy memory that you haven't thought of in a while will pop up and make you smile. Always know we have not forgotten you and your sacrifice and great loss. It's obvious what a very special man Jesse was, and his legacy will always continue in you.

Much Love.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom Always
Matthew Rittenhouse, EOW 9/16/2004

March 26, 2009

Hey Jes ~

Well, another anniversary has passed and we are now beginning our fifth year without just doesn't seem possible. Having another year go by without you is so sad, Jes. But my sadness is for you, not for myself - you had your life stolen from you and it was so unfair. You've missed so much! But the kids and I talk about you every day - you remain a very real presence in our lives, and you always will.

It's hard to get through your EOW date without replaying the events of that horrible day in my mind - but this year I tried not to do that. This year I tried to just remember all of the wonderful times we had and to focus on all of the blessings in our lives - the kids and I have so much to be thankful for. You've given me signs lately that I am on the right track, and that I'm making the right choices and decisions. Thank you for being my guardian angel, and for sending me the right people at the right time.

We love you and miss you, Jes. We wish you were still here with us.

Always and forever,

surviving spouse

March 26, 2009

Thinking of you and your family on your 4 year EOW.
I am sure so much has changed for them in their lives in 4 years. But one thing that never changes is the love that they have for you and the continually missing you.
May they be blessed and comforted each and every day is my hope and prayer.
With kind thoughts and concern for you.
Holley Orr wife of Detective Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06


March 25, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Time never diminishes respect or love. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace, Jesse and Semper Fi.

Carin, I hold you and the children in my heart's embrace today. I also wanted to say that of all the people who wish you happiness in your life, no one would want it more for his family that your beloved husband.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 25, 2009

4 years no way, just unbelieveable. You are still here in our hearts. Miss you Jesse


March 25, 2009

To Officer Jesse Erick Sollman, his family and his fellow officers with the Easton Police Separtment:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Jesse Sollman’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Sollman and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 25, 2009

Well pal, it's been four years... four long years since that horrible day and I still miss you just as much now as I did then. You know I'll be up to see you at the cemetery, as usual, and then off to dinner at the Roadhouse, our ritual. Things have been crazy here but I'm sure you know that already. Just keep smiling down on Carin, Savannah and Jacob as you've been. I haven't forgotten although at times it may seem that I have. Give Colton, TR and Taylor a big hug and kiss for me and stay away from my grandmother's cooking. Great woman, lousy cook. Until we can see one another again...


March 24, 2009

An old Irish Text, found in a Carmelite Monastery in Tallow, County Waterford, Ireland

Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next room.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way, which we always used.
Laugh as we always laughed, at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word it always was.

Life means all that it ever ment.
It is the same as it ever was, there is no absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight?
I am but waiting for you, for interval, somewhere very near,Just around the corner.

All is well. Nothing is passed, nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before, only better.
Infinitely happier, and forever, we will be one together, with Christ.


March 24, 2009

Thinking of you and your family on this 4th anniversary of you being called away from duty. You have been in the thoughts of your loved ones every day and no matter where they are, you remain in that special place in their hearts. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones, let them feel your presence so they know you are at their sides protecting them. I wish I had some magic words to comfort them, but there are none except that you are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

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

March 23, 2009

Carin, Savannah and Jacob, It is nearing on four years that Jesse was shot and killed. It hardly seems possible that this much time has passed although for you all, I am sure it seems like eternity. Jacob is now almost twice as old as he was when this all happened and Savannah is now a little woman, not the little girl that Jesse left behind. And Carin, your life, your dreams forever were changed. Jesse certainly knew how to live, probably better than anyone, so I hope that somewhere, somehow, time has started to heal your pain and you have somehow been able to move forward. Jesse will always be in our memory, always, and I do hope and pray, that you have found peace.

Easton PD Wife

March 20, 2009



February 22, 2009

I thought of you again the other day. I had to interview accident victims in ST Lukes ER. One of the patients was in the room I last saw you in, so ofcourse I thought about that terrible day.

You are and always will be fondly remembered by us too. We still got your mug posted in our truck to remember.

I hope you're showing TR & Taylor the ropes up there.

You guys are not forgotten.

SGT Wayne Smith
Palmer Township Police

February 14, 2009

Hi Carin,
I'm so sorry I haven't touched base with you recently. I think of you often, practically every time I open my freezer door. The kids often tease me that it was ME that dumped the full glass of grape juice in there. But we all know the truth to that story! I miss you so much. I hope you and the kids are doing well and hanging in there. I'm so sorry I haven't reached out lately. Hang in there woman, you are amazing.

Widow of Inv David M Petzold EOW 11-9-06

February 9, 2009

Carin, It was hard not to see the report in the paper, but I read it, and for some reason, it just didn't strike me in any way. We know, or essentially know what happened and nothing in the report is going to change the outcome of that day nor did it tell us anything we really did not already know. The outcome of that day though is what you, and Savannah and Jacob are dealing with, not how any of it happened. Not sure why it even needed to be printed but that is the Express Times for you, I just don't get half the stuff they print and I never know what to believe, but in either case, it just seemed so fruitless. I just hope you know that you are thought of often, and the kids, and Jesse is always in our prayers, and his legacy will always live on, you and the kids should be real proud of that, that was just the kind of guy Jesse was. A part of your life ended that day ,never again to be cherished in the way you had planned. Your life now is never what you had ever imagined, but I know you are doing a great job, and you do have so much to look forward to, not the way you wanted, but the kids are growing up so fast, and every day it seems brings new comforts, different challenges, and memories that will take you through your lifetime.

Easton PD Wife

February 3, 2009

Life Is Too Short,
Break The Rules, Forgive Quickly,
Kiss Slowly, Love Truly,
Laugh Uncontrollably,
And Never Regret Anything
That Made You Smile.
Life May Not Be The Party
We Hoped For,
But While We're Here, We Should Dance...


January 28, 2009

I am so sorry to see the recent developments regarding the Coroner report. It is private and personal...and I wish the media would just stop there hunger for suffering. My prayers are with you.

Law Enforcement Wife


January 27, 2009

Healing Through Letting Go

Letting Go. Releasing. Moving on. These are words that come to mind when holding on to the status quo becomes too painful or takes too much energy.

Even when we're ready, it's seldom easy to let go. But when we do, both we and the other person can become the people we were meant to be—loving without feeling we must control or be dependent on the other for our happiness.

The healing and release we feel when we're finally able to truly let go can't happen, however, until we allow a shift to occur within us, until we're ready for a new way of looking at things, a perspective that is expressed very well in the poem called "What is Letting Go?"

To "let go" does not mean to stop caring. It means I can't do it for someone else.

To "let go" is not to cut myself off. It's the realization that I can't control another.

To "let go" is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another. It's to make the most of myself.

To "let go" is not to care for, but to care about.

To "let go" is not to fix, but to be supportive.

To "let go" is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.

To "let go" is not to be in the middle, arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To "let go" is not to deny, but to accept.

To "let go" is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To "let go" is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

To "let go" is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

To "let go" is to fear less and to love more.

Remember: The time to love is short


January 24, 2009

Hey Jes.

I'm so sorry that we couldn't protect you. Mr. Grim and I tried - he especially tried - but we just couldn't. I am so so sorry.

Please forgive us. Forgive all of us.

We love you.


January 23, 2009

hey uncle jesse,
i miss you so much and today i was trying to figure out what to wear and i have one of your sweatshirts thats aunt carin gave me right after you passed away and i saw and i took it out and im wearing it right now and it made me think of you so much.
I havent seen aunt carin in a while and i really miss them so much its a new year 2009 and christmas came so fast and i thought of you and aunt carin. im still playing field hockey our freshman team was undefeated! i know you would be proud, savannah is getting prettier and prettier each time i see her and jacob is growing up into a cute boy each and every time. well i just wanted to tell you im thinking of you, i love you so much and i miss you!

My old friend, I recall
The times we had hanging on my wall
I wouldn't trade them for gold
Cause they laugh and they cry me
Somehow sanctify me
They're woven in the stories I have told
And tell again

My old friend, I apologize
For the years that have passed
Since the last time you and I
Dusted off those memories
But the running and the races
The people and the places
There's always somewhere else I had to be
Time gets thin, my old friend

Don't know why, don't know why
Don't know why, don't know why

My old friend, this song's for you
Cause a few simple verses
Was the least that I could do
To tell the world that you were here
Cause the love and the laughter
Will live on long after
All of the sadness and the tears
We'll meet again, my old friend

Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye

My old friend, my old friend
Goodbye, goodbye
-this song reminds me of you and my dad
i love you
love lexie


January 23, 2009

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