Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eric Solorio

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, February 12, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Eric Solorio

I already left a reflection and must be annoying you out of your mind with all my messages! I like to come to the site and see what others remember of you, my beautiful man that graced my life...I just read a reflection that says heroes never die and that man is right! I should be happy because now you´ll be immortalized as all other officers are and should be. Wanted to let you know I´m in Hautulco, Oaxaca and thinking of you 24/7! The Ocean the messed up Politics of the state thats all YOU, negro!! I love you and youre with me in spirit you made me so happy and your memory still does. I know why I couldnt say goodbye...because it should be see you later! See you later, babe and I cant wait for that day to see your beautiful teethy smile, that Madonna gap of yours and most of all to be hugged and held in your big He-Man arms. Missing you and loving you! :( :)
La Cuerva

To anyone who reads these and resides in Chicago: Officer Eric Solorios (sounds weird to call him that) star will be retired Thursday SEPT. 7 at 10:00am. It is a one hour long ceremony located at the police headquarters on 35th and Michigan. It is an open to the public event in which Erics star will be placed by his mother and I behind the display case to accompany all the other heroes stars. I invite anyone who is interested as Eric loved big crowds and being the center of attention!! this time he really deserves it!
Thank you


August 26, 2006

It has been 6 months since your tour of duty ended and I know the broken hearts are filled with pain and the tears still flow. There are no magic words I can offer to help ease their pain except to just take one day at a time and to keep your memory alive. Your loved ones and close friends will never let you be forgotten, neither will the Blue Family ever let that happen. On September 18th, 2006, Chicago will be dedicating their Police Memorial which is suppose to be the best in the Nation. It was a long time in coming and should have been done long ago. Your name will be called out with honor and dignity on that night along with all the other fallen officers, including my son Michael. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 23, 2006

You know baby, I wasn´t gonna leave a reflection...I mean I still talk to you everyday and your ma pretty often so what is the point of leaving this right? For others to read...So it´s hard. Hard to sum up in a couple words what to say about the greatest and most influential person in my life...or better said someone that WAS my life for 6 whole years! Officer Solorio the man who lit up a room when he entered was the light of my life and it´s been hard since you´ve been gone...really hard! I had to ask myself if you were the best thing to ever happen to me or the know so much happiness and have it end the way it did. Well, you were the best and still are. There are so many things I need to say to my beautiful man... I really hope this life after death thing is true and you get my messages. You were and now are many others heroes. I thank God,or fate, or whatever I´m suppossed to thank for having known you...for having known the beauty that is love... You´ve given me so many memories many good ones and of course some bad ones. I thank you for both! the good ones make me go on and love life and the bad ones well they made me stronger. This is not just Officer Solorio to me but my bestfriend, the love of my life, a part of me that i will never be ready to say goodbye to. A beautiful, smart, charasmatic, ambitious man. Chicago´s finest indeed! I´m glad he´s recieving the merit he deserves. Que descancanses en paz,papi. Siempre viviras en mi corazon. I love you and miss you like you will not believe! R.I.P my Monkey boy
Loving you now and forever,
your crow


August 22, 2006

If only we could just give Eric a day of each of our lives so he could live.


August 13, 2006

Peace be with you always...

Mrs. Natalie Jensen
wife of Detective Jared Jensen EOW 2/22/06

July 14, 2006

I am sorry for not knowing sooner. I left the dept late last year and knew only of the accident...not of your departure. My deepest sympathy to your family. You are deeply loved by many. You are the leader of the PBS...Pretty Boy Squad. Yesterday, Today and Always. I remember joking with you about that and the calls we were on together as well as those PDT messages. I will always remember your humor and smile. Rest in never-ending Peace and watch over those who are still CPD.

Former PO Marjorie (Garcia) Veitkus
Former CPD

July 13, 2006

Dear Eric,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please watch over your brothers in blue.


June 29, 2006

The last time I saw Eric was at my daughter's six-year old birthday party. My family and I flew to Chicago. Eric surprised me the day of the party. He snuck up on me, put me in a headlock and began rubbing my head with his knuckles. I was so happy to see Eric. We had grown apart in the years that past, but he had not changed. I will always remember his laughter and smile.

Jorge Anaya, Jr.
A true friend, a brief moment, an unforgetable memory

Trooper I Jorge Anaya, Jr.
Texas State Trooper/Friend

June 19, 2006

Mrs. Solorio,
Please accept my deepest sympathy. I just learned of Eric's passing today when I read the neighborhood newspaper (Brighton Park Life). You probably do not remember me but I was Eric's third grade teacher at Sacred Heart School. I am crying as I write this, because it is so very difficult to accept the loss of such an incredible young man. I remember the joy Eric always brought to the classroom. Eric was a very bright, caring, and intelligent young man. It didn't suprise me to learn that he became a police officer, because Eric always wanted to help others. I will most remember Eric's incredible sense of humor, and his way of always being able to make me smile.
I saw Eric a handful of times over the years. The last time was a couple of years ago at a baseball game. We shared stories and more importantly shared some laughs as we reminisced. Eric was very proud to serve Chicago as one of its finest men in blue.
Again, please accept my deepest sympathy and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Bettyann Zevallos


June 1, 2006

Hey Ew-ic,

It's Diana. I just want to say that I miss you so much. Who can I call when I am having my moments now? You would be so happy to know that I am engaged and I am expecting a child next February! My dreams finally came true! I just want to say that I would not be where I am today had I never met you. You taught me how to be a better woman. I thought about you the other day when I was at the Cubs game- rember the Cubs vs. Sox game? I embarrased you and asked when half time was ??! lol. off the topic- I just wish you could be here. I would love to go get tacos with you at Atotonilcos cause that's my hugest craving all because you made me go against my vegetarian ways years ago. I know you are in heaven watching over your mom, your friends and your family. I just want you to know that I love and miss you dearly. You were an angel that touched my life in a way that I will never be able to quite express in words. Un beso y un abrazo. Rest in Peace Eric. p.s. I hope God is relaying my messages to you up there... don't you have voicemail??? geez....

Diana Stimpel

May 31, 2006

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Solorio.

From reading all the reflections left for Eric, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Erics's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Eric's life was about so much more than the way he died. Eric will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him. Please accept my condolences. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

Officer Solorio, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

May 28, 2006

My brother why did you leave us all? It has been a long 3 months or so and I feel that it was just yesterday. I am grateful for having you and knowing you for 26 yrs. My heart is heavy with sorrow. I wish you were still here. You were like a breath of fresh air. You have given so much joy to everyone that has ever known you. I don't know how life will ever be the same without you. God gave us such a beautiful gift---YOU. Thank you for being my baby brother. I love you. I miss you. Someday we will meet up again and be together!!!

Richelle L. Solorio-Romo

May 23, 2006

I never had the honor of working side by side with Eric but I am proud to say we worked the same streets. You are deeply missed and will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 19, 2006

I was waiting for you to walk into the repass and tell us it was all a joke. That you weren't really gone from us. I wanted to hear you crack a joke and have everyone smiling and laughing like only you can.

I know you wouldn't want us crying everytime we see your picture or think of you. So, I try very hard to smile when I think of you. I push back the tears, thinking of the ripple of love and good will you left on those around you. You pulled me over, and you even looked out for me.

I miss you Eric.

May 15, 2006

We are lucky to have had such a great person watching over us in the city. You are in a better place Eric. It is police officers like you who make this such a great city.

May 11, 2006

Although I never met you I think about you all the time. I see how you touched the lives of those close to you and so many others around you. It takes a strong person to be a "real cop", and want to make a difference like you did. Know that you are loved and miss by many that have never met you.

Please keep our "real cops" safe.

May 9, 2006

Rest in Peace, Eric. My condolence to your family.
Badge 752
Wilton, Iowa

Chief of Police, Interim Scott Layne
Wilton Police Department

May 8, 2006

I was driving north on Lakeshore Drive today, and I saw a building that had lights turned on so it would spell something. Like they would to say " GO BEARS" or "GO SOX" and it said "CPD 3609". I kept driving, trying to think of what that stood for. Maybe Carpe Diem? no.... so I asked a few people, and we came up with Chicago Police Department and a badge #. So I googled it, and I'm not sure if that was for you Eric, but now that I came across this page I am touched. From reading what everyone had to say about you, and what a wonderful person you are, I am glad I came to this site. Just know that a complete stranger is now thinking about you and your family. Thanks for serving and protecting.

Signed a proud resident of Chicago,
Monica Bernier

May 7, 2006

Rest in peace Brother!

P.O. Carter
CPD 011

May 6, 2006

Dear Mrs. Solorio:

My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your son. Your son will never ever be forgotten.
I plan to run in your son's honor this Saturday, May 6, 2006, Run to Remember. I will have his name on the back of my bib number 282.
"I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn and we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them. Well, I don't know if I believe that's true but I know I'm who Iam today because I knew about your son. Thanks to you and him, I have been changed for the better."
My love to you and may Eric rest in peace, until we all meet again.
Jackie Ingram

Jackie Ingram
SEIU Local 1

May 5, 2006



April 30, 2006

It's still a shock to me that you're gone Eric. I think about you all the time, night and day. I know you're looking over Nick and I each time we hit the streets. I know your presence is with us and protecting us. I look forward to sharing some more laughs with you again my brother.


April 27, 2006

Rest now brother. We will take up your watch with honor.

Natchitoches Police (Louisiana

April 22, 2006



April 9, 2006

And the sun comes up without you; it just doesn't know you're are loved and missed by family and friends. Thank you for your dedication...Shalom Aleichem...

Alabama C.O.P.S.

April 7, 2006

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