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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 ~

It's hard to believe that Christmas is here already, this year has really flown by. Jacob has been asking all kinds of questions about Santa (like does he shop at Walmart, because there were barcodes on his presents last year), so Michael and I decided to tell him the truth. He was a little teary initially, but since then he's been fine. Savannah finally confessed that she knew several years ago that Santa wasn't real, but didn't want to say anything because she was afraid she wouldn't get as many presents!! She's pretty slick. I'm just glad she didn't spoil it for her brother.

So this is a different Christmas for us this year - some of the magic and wonder is gone, now that they don't believe in Santa anymore. But it's alright.....we are filling our holiday with new family traditions that we can continue with the kids even after they are grown.

And they will be grown before we know it - Jacob will be 10 next month (no more single digits!!) and Savannah will be 13 in January. THIRTEEN!! I will be the mother of a teenager!! They are both such wonderful and amazing kids Jes, I know you are so proud of both of them. Just wish you could be here to tell them yourself.

Have a very Merry Christmas in Heaven, Jes.
Always and Forever,

Carin E. (Sollman) Radogna
surviving spouse

December 24, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

I think of you everyday. I'm sorry to hear of Luis passing.

Love you, PoPs :-)

John R.

December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jes. You would have turned 43 today.

Sometimes I look at pictures of you, and I am just overwhelmed with sadness. Not for myself, but for you. Your life was stolen from you - you had so many things left to do, so many hopes and dreams and plans for the future, and it was all taken away in one horrible moment. It's hard to wrap my head around how many years and how many moments you have missed. I am so sorry, Jes.

Your death has left a wound on my heart and in my soul that will never completely heal. Many days I forget it is there. Some days I am vaguely aware of it's presence. And other days, like today, it takes over and I just can't get you - or what happend to you - out of my mind.

But your death has also taught me how to live my life better. It has taught Michael how to live his life better. It is a lesson that repeats itself so often and in so many keeps us grounded and appreciative of each and every moment in our lives - and is a lesson we are trying very hard to pass on to the kids.

That is your legacy. What an amazing thing.

We love you, Jes. We love you and we miss you and we wish you were still here with us. Have a very happy birthday in Heaven.

Always and forever,

Carin E. (Sollman) Radogna
surviving spouse

December 4, 2011

Thinking of you on Veterans Day. Thankyou for your service to our country.

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

November 11, 2011

Jesse, Carin, and family:

I was again saddened today after hearing about the line of duty death of Officer Lasso of Freemansburg, and immediately thought of the senseless loss of Jesse. I felt as though it was Jesse all over again. I think of Jesse all time, and hope that you, Carin, and your chidren, are doing well. I will never forget the days working with Jesse and how his death changed my life. I miss him and I will never forget the times he made me laugh...sometimes at myself, and sometimes when I needed it most.
He will always be missed and loved.

Detective Jean L. Dubbs (Retired)
Easton Police Department

August 11, 2011

Think of you often Carin and hope this finds you well. Its been some time since we saw that "movie" at the Promenade and I thought I saw you on TV but I wasn't sure,,,,, reading the posts I have a feeling it was you. :) I hope life is treating you well. You deserve it. God Bless.

Chrissy Gilbert

July 31, 2011

Thinking of you and the kids often, Carin. I hope you continue to be blessed with many happinesses.


July 1, 2011

Hey Jes ~

It still amazes me how after all this time the number 56 still pops up, especially when I'm faced with some kind of dilemna or I'm questioning a decision I've made. I believe that it's more than just coincidence and it's such a comfort and reassurance to me every time it happens.

I think back over the past 6 years and all that has happened - all the unbelievable turmoil - and I am so grateful that it is all over. And while I've tried my best to always express myself openly and honestly, I wonder if maybe I've overlooked saying "thank you" to the people who helped me during my darkest moments.

There were a handful of people (out of respect for their privacy, I won’t name them here) who truly stuck by me, looked out for me and did everything they could to help make my situation better. They answered my calls at all hours of the day and night. They came here and spent time with me when things were ugly and uncomfortable and it would have been much easier to stay away. They had the same conversations with me over and over and answered the same questions thousands of times (or tried to explain the lack of an answer). They suffered through my loss and pain in a way that they truly didn't have to, a way that I am sure took a personal toll on their own souls.

Some of these people probably know who they are, and some might be surprised to find out how much their kindness meant to me. Either way I am grateful to each and every one of them.

Unfortunately, there were also people who injected themselves into our lives who didn't need to be there for any reason other than their own selfish ones. There were people who lied for their own benefit, who took advantage of my vulnerability, weakness and grief for their own gain. Opportunistic people without a moral compass. These are the worst kind of people because they disguised themselves as your friend and pretended to be concerned and caring when in truth all they did was lie, manipulate and control. I see them now for who they are, though I didn’t at the time, and their cowardice and lack of integrity just sickens me. But they need to live with themselves and the things they’ve done, they need to look at themselves in the mirror every day – and will also have to face you one day to explain themselves – and for that I pity them.

Yes, I think back over the past 6 years and all that has happened and I wake up every day more grateful and thankful than the day before. Your death was truly a tragedy Jesse, and it is a shadow on my heart that you aren’t here to enjoy your life and raise your children. I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again – I know you’ve had a hand in everything that has happened and have orchestrated the way things are now. You’ve made sure we were taken care of, in every way imaginable, and I know you are still with us in the only way you can be. Please keep sending me the 56’s, they are always such a pleasant surprise.

We love you and miss you, Jes.

Carin, widow
Officer Jesse E. Sollman

June 15, 2011

May 15th, Law Enforcement Memorial Day

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this Special Day. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die.

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

May 14, 2011

Brotherman, as you know, the guys and I were at the grave site again this past Friday just as we will be for years to come but I must implore that you raise the temperature a bit next year, and please do something about the wind, it goes right thru you. The snow was a good call tho, it kept the beverages cold.
All jokes aside bro, it hasn't gotten any easier not having you around, you are still greatly missed by many.
My brother my friend, I love you.


March 28, 2011

Hey Jes ~

Well another year has passed, I can't believe it's been 6 sometimes it feels like you were just here a minute ago. Then other times it seems like a lifetime ago.

I thought about you so much yesterday, reliving that last day in my mind over and over again. I remember some things so clearly, while other things are very vague and fuzzy. Then this morning I thought about the day after you died and what it was like having to tell the kids. It was so awful, Jes, at the time I really didn't know how we would ever find a way to get through it.

But we have gotten through it. Time has passed and life has gone on - without you here the way we always thought you would be, but most definetly with you in spirit. It's been an incredible journey and through it I've become stronger and learned so much.

I have an appreciation of my life now that I never really had before, a realization that it all can be gone in an instant so we really do have to live for today and never take a single moment for granted. Sometimes I forget this - I'll get wrapped up in or worked up about something - and Michael will gently remind me that I'm forgetting what is important.

That life is truly precious and we should be thankful and grateful for every moment we are given, because we never know when it will be our last.

You lived your life that way, and with your death have taught all of us to live ours that way. What an amazing legacy.

We love you and miss you, Jes. Thank you again for taking such good care of me and the kids, both before your death and after.

Always and forever,


March 26, 2011

Ofc. Sollman, just saw your story the other day approaching the anniversary date. Thinking of you, your friends, and family. Keep watch over us. Never forgotten.

Tom Sokolis
Upper Moreland PD

March 26, 2011

Thinking of you on this sad anniversary..............


March 26, 2011

Yo bro, your in our thoughts and missed dearly!


March 26, 2011

6 years today Jesse, RIP friend


March 25, 2011

Thinking of you, your loved ones and close friends today. Keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." From a Headstone in Ireland

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

March 25, 2011

Jes six years and we still mourn. I think about you every day as you know. I used to think, someday it will get easier but that day has'nt come yet. The same brothers will visit today, have a beer and celebrate your life. A tradition borne out of your memory and a testament to how truly you are missed. Love you brother.

just a friend

March 25, 2011

My heart aches for all you are missing in the lives of your children. What a terrible tragedy for all involved.

The entries from those who love you on this site have brought tears to my eyes and put a wee tear in my soul.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye (1932)

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 25, 2011

Rest in Peace brother! You are missed


March 25, 2011

Rest in Peace brother, you are missed!


March 25, 2011

Love you. Miss you.

PoPs :-)

March 25, 2011

Jes, It's 6 years, so hard to believe that this much time has passed. Jacob is not that little boy anymore, and Savannah, wow, she must be quite the beautiful young lady (if she looks anything like her mom!). Time does have a way of helping people cope with the death of a loved one, but know that you are not forgotten, that I am so glad to know that your family is well, thanks to their incrediably strong mother and of course, your oversight, but you will always be in our hearts and everyone's hearts. Your stories live on, like your personality, it is a constant reminder of how much we must all live for today.

Easton PD Wife

March 23, 2011

Thinking of you today. You are a hero for us all to look up too. God bless your family.


March 2, 2011

Merry Christmas Jesse. We got the Christmas card of the kids, they are just beautiful, well, Jacob is handsome and Savannah is just beautiful. They look so happy, so what a wonderful Christmas.

Easton PD Wife

December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas, Jes. We will always love you.
Always and forever,


December 25, 2010

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