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

This is so strange and so heartbreaking... I was a classmate of Eric's at Loyola's Criminal Justice System and we had many classes together. Time went on and both of us graduated and didnt see each other for years....I recall him as a wonderful classmate and acquantince.
I currently work midnight shift at Northwestern Hospital. As I was walking down Chicago avenue at about 2am last summer during my break, I saw a nice car drive by. The driver and passenger noticed me, and immediately Eric and I recognised each other from all those years ago. We had a great time catching up. He spoke with great pride and enthusiasm about having become a Chicago Police Officer (he had just gotten off his shift an hour or two before). He drove me to my car and we even exchanged numbers....
It is mind-boggling to me that he is no longer here. Rest in Peace Eric.


April 4, 2006

I just heard about Eric, I never knew Eric, the police officer. I knew Eric as a classmate and a friend… class of 97’ Archbishop Quigley High School. It is a real shame, Eric was a great guy. I extend my sympathy to his friends and family. You will be missed

Thomas Hausheer

March 30, 2006

No one may ever truly understand why a tragedy such as this has happened, but our Creator.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not your your own
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths
straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Off. Mitch
Metro Nashville P.D.

March 28, 2006

So is your time to rest brother.

Ofc T

March 24, 2006

I remeber the first time I met Eric it was in starbucks coffie shop on 47th and cicero. I was on duty and Eric was off duty and he was sitting in starbuck doing homework. I was facinated by his car (2004 nissan 350z black) so i asked who owned the nissan 350z and Eric said "I do". We started talking he introduced himself as a Chicago Police officer working in the TRU unit. He was very proud to be a part of this family, i remeber the smile on his face when he was telling me he worked as a Chicago Police officer. After that day i would always see him in starbucks studying by the window and he would have all his books,notes and his portable laptop computer. We would chit chat for a while talk about work, police stuff and then i would be on my way. I remeber he was a very positive and happy person, always smiling. I will never forget him.

p.o. michael minneci
chicago police

March 19, 2006

I work in TRU and unfortunatly did not have the pleasure of meeting Eric. I was pregnant and went to days when Eric came to TRU from the district. However, I did know Eric through his work. He had activity and arrests that crossed my desk everyday! You and your family have been on my mind everyday and my heart has been very sad since the day of your accident.
I am proud to have worked in the same unit as you and of all the P.O.'s in our unit who have showed so much camaraderie.


March 11, 2006




March 7, 2006

I've been to alot of police officers funerals, Eric you I actually knew sat down and had beers with. You are missed! May GOD Bless You and Your Family!

Police Officer

March 4, 2006

With deepest regards and sympathy. Thank you for watching over those on the streets. It is our watch now.

Lexington Division of Police Recruit Class 22006.

Recruit McClanahan
Lexington Division of Police

March 3, 2006

I've never met OFC Solorio but I know him very well, his spirit lives in each of us that serve and protect everyday and we all will miss him very much, each tour of duty we risk the ultimate sacrifice, it’s good to know that GOD has another angel to watch over us.
Thanks Brother.

Deputy Matthew Griebel
Newton County Sheriff's Department

March 3, 2006

Rest in peace Eric, thank you for your dedicated service.

A Cop On The Take

First he takes the oath.
Now look at all he takes -
He takes it in stride when people call him pig.
He takes time to stop and talk to children.
He takes your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket you really deserve.
He takes on creeps you would be afraid to even look at.
He takes time away from his family to keep you safe.
He takes your injured children to the hospital.
He takes the graveyard shift without complaint because it's his turn.
He takes his life into his hands daily.
He takes you home when your car breaks down.
He takes time to explain why both you headlights have to work.
He takes the job no one else wants - telling you a loved one has died.
He takes criminals to jail.
He takes in sights that would make you cry.
Sometimes he cries too, but He takes it anyway because someone has to.
If he is lucky, He takes retirement.
He takes memories to bed each night that you couldn't bear for even one day.
Sometimes, He Takes a bullet.
And, yes, occasionally he may take a free cup of coffee.
Then on day he pays for all he has taken,
and God takes him.


March 2, 2006

To the the family of Officer Solorio, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the pain you're feeling. We lost our son in the line of duty on February 15, 2006. Three days after Eric. He was 23. As retired police officers ourselves, it was always a fear with each other. But when our son, told us he wanted to be a police officer we just never thought it would be him. You have to thank the Lord that he gave you Eric. He gave his life doing what I'm sure he loved. My heart goes out to you.

May the Lord watch over you, Eric. You have a friend in heaven--Deputy Ryan Seguin

Medical Retired P.O. L. Seguin
Fort Lauderdale Police

March 2, 2006

Rest in Peace Brother. We thank you for your service and sacrifice. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away if needed.
Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

February 28, 2006

Why were you taken from us? Why did this happen? Things are just not the same without you. You are so deeply missed. Please keep us safe.

February 25, 2006

God bless the Solorio family! Eric was a bright young officer that will greatly be missed. TRU lost a great officer. R.I.P. brother!


February 25, 2006

A True Hero and Friend, you will be missed. You will forever be known for making people laugh and smile even when I came to see you in the hospital days after the accident. You are truely Chicago's finest. Your memory lives on in all of our hearts forever.

Former TRU Officer
Unit 189

February 24, 2006

The citizens of Chicago have lost one of it's best. Thank you for your sacrifice Eric, you'll be missed.


February 22, 2006

You are a beautiful man that is truly missed, you cared and helped your friends in any way that you could (even if it was for silly stuff). You impacted my life immensly, and I will never forget you! You , your mother and family are in my thoughts in prayer always. I know that you are watching us from above and keeping us safe. I don't want to say good bye because one day we will meet again, till then I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU !

Susan Cazares

February 22, 2006

I'll miss you eric...i respected u and cared for u so much...never have i looked up to someone like i did to u...u were an amazin person who always made me smile, always made me laugh, always made me think...i know u are in a better place but it still hurts...i only wish i had been able to say goodbye...i hope that God gives u all the messages i told him to give u, i'll miss u very much, and u'll always and forever be in my mind and heart...muchos besos, and i wish i had know, so i could have seen u, but i was in barcelona, i hope u forgive me...besos and abrazos...siempre siempre tuya...


February 22, 2006

I am a Reservist in the middle east serving under Operations Iraqi/Enduring Freedom. I did not know P.O. Solorio, I heard of the unfortunate loss via internet news.

May God bless his family

P.O.Richard D. Zayas
Chicago Police Department

February 22, 2006

To the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Officer Solorio, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Officer Solorio.

Sgt. Alan Adair #30-29
Guernsey County Sheriff's Office (Oh)

February 22, 2006

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family of Officer Solorio.

Watch over us as we continue to do what God put us here to do best.

Rest in peace brother, we will take it from here....

Deputy George Reed
Williamson County Sheriff's Office

February 21, 2006

The 5th floor of the old Board of Ed building will never be the same. You weren't with us long, but you have left a lasting impression. It is fitting that the elevator you used as your stage for making people laugh and showing off your infectious smile has been broken since you passed away. Im sure you had something to do with it being broken and are looking down and smiling at us. It also didnt go unnoticed how it began to pour at your funeral as the honor guard carried you out of the church and again when they began folding the flag which had draped your casket. Funny how you can be standing in freezing weather, getting rained on and still feel warm.
You are missed more than you could have ever imagined!

To Mrs. Solorio and family-
Please do not hesitate to ask for anything you need. Our whole unit and the whole deparment will always be by your side.

Police Officer (targeted response unit)

February 21, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. You have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is your turn to walk the streets of heaven beside god my brother. Rest in peace. We have the watch now.

S.C.O. Thomas J. Wilson # 1369

February 21, 2006

I attended your funeral not even knowing you. As i saluted and the rain poured, a tear fell from my eye. Eric, know that you and your family are in prayer. You have finally come home to your maker. While you are there be blessed, and watch over us as we take to the streets. You will always be remembered. Peace and love brother...+

C.P.D 014

February 20, 2006

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