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 meet Eric in the academy. He was 1 class ahead of me.He was a very nice guy who always smiled and laughed. I am sorry to see a friendly face pass so soon. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such a nice guy. I know he will be extremely missed. May God bless all his family, friends and all that knew and loved Eric. Its so sad when another brother has lost his life so young in his career. He will be missed. May God bless all our brothers & sisters on and off duty and their family & friends.R.I.P. our brother, Officer Eric Solorio.

P.O. Patch
Chicago Police Dept

February 20, 2006


P.O. #8667
C.P.D. (008)

February 20, 2006

Your family will be in our prayers !

May they find comfort in God...

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God....
Matthew 5:9

Deputy Jeff Eschbaugh
Guernsey County Sheriff's Office

February 19, 2006

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

February 19, 2006

My prayers are with the family of Officer Solorio. I know that Eric was with us at the funeral as he rained upon us. Eric, you're in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Larry Hill
CPD Class 05-3C

February 19, 2006

God Bless the Solorio family during this difficult time.

Police Officer L. Garcia
Los Angeles Police Dept

February 19, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service. God bless.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

February 18, 2006

May god give your family, friends and co-workers the strength to deal with the lost of a great person and police officer.
Has you well always be remembered and not forgotten by the hearts you touch.
Eric and Flash watch over your brothers in blue.

P.O #6095
cpd 010

February 18, 2006

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."

Matthew 5:9

Rest easy Brother.

Albertville Police Department Albertville, Al

February 18, 2006



Northeastern Illinois University Police Dept.

February 18, 2006

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Police Officer Eric Solorio and the Chicago Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Eric... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky – Site Owners

February 18, 2006

Eric, we were in the academy together. It is a shock to me that we lost you so young. you were so full of life and had a lot going for you. Rest in Peace brother.

PO Joe Pattison
CPD 011

February 18, 2006

I met Eric at a health club years ago, I ran into him again at Loyola maybe 2 semesters ago. He was a proud police officer and a pleasure to talk to. I'm so sorry for his friends and family, it is a tragedy. It's always sad to lose someone but even more so when they are so young and full of dreams. I'm sorry I didn't get to know Eric better and even sorrier that I wasn't able to attend his funeral. To his family: May God be with you during these difficult times. You will be in my prayers.

Jackie Monroy /Student
Loyola University

February 17, 2006

Eric was a friend, fellow co-worker and a very good police office. He loved his job and tried to make the most impact everyday on the job. He will never be forgotten and will always be missed.

PO Jim Wynn

February 17, 2006

I met Eric 1/2 hour before the crash but saw him many times in the unit and on the streets. He was a good cop and a good guy. He always had a smile or a joke for his fellow P.O.s and was always there when you needed an assist car. Rest in peace brother, you have earned it. You will always be missed but never forgotten.


February 17, 2006

To Officer Eric Solorio's mother,

I am writing this with a heavy heart. Three years ago to the day, my son, Officer Eric DeWit (Matteson, IL policeman)was on his way to a call when a car pulled in front of his squad. The squad car hit a fire hydrant and killed my 23-year-old son instantly. I only remember part of the rest of that day; it was and still is surreal to me and his father. I wish I could say the pain eases - it never does. Nothing is worse than losing a child. Nothing. My life is an emotional roller coaster. He was a newlywed, leaving behind a loving wife and a month-old daughter. We were blessed to have a wonderful family and true friends who stood by our side and, to this day, will still listen to our stories about Eric. The brotherhood of policemen is truly amazing; they came from everywhere - as I'm sure you know -to honor our son. I am so proud that he was a policeman. He died doing what he truly loved, just like your Eric.

Although you will never get over losing your son and you will have good days and bad days, you will learn to live with it. Even when your faith is wavering and you don't want to get out of bed, you must in memory of your son. Just look for the signs and he will guide you.

My Eric would have turned 26 on February 6th. I lit a candle in church for Officer Solorio today and will do so every year as I will remember that another Eric - same age, on the same path of life - was taken away too soon. May they meet in heaven.

Officer Solorio sounded like a wonderful young man. May his memories live on forever in your heart.


Mrs. Dariel DeWit
mother of Officer Eric DeWit EOW 2-17-03

Mrs. Dariel DeWit

February 17, 2006

The men and women of the 81st Precinct, New York City Police Department, wish to extend our condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Solorio. The Law Enforcement community is behind you.

81st Precinct - Brooklyn
New York City Police Department

February 17, 2006

Rest in peace brother. You and Flash can watch over us now. We will not forget either of you.

CPD 011

February 17, 2006

I knew Officer Eric SOLORIO for a short time, when he trained in the 14th dist. He was an outstanding person and excellent officer. He always had a smile on his face. The loss of his life is a great loss to the Chicago poice dept., and the citizens of Chicago. I know he will be a guardian angel to all officers. Eric will be missed.


February 17, 2006

I was very sad after hearing of Eric’s death on the news yesterday. I was a classmate of his at Sacred Heart. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much contact with him since grammar school, but I remember him so vividly from kindergarten through 5th grade. He really is unforgettable. He was charming and bright even then—and he had a great personality. I remember thinking he was so funny—I can’t help but remembering how, at that time, he loved to talk about televised pro wrestling. He’d get so involved talking about that. That’s such a funny memory for me.

I’ve thought about him since then—I’ve seen him on the train and a few times my sister heard news of him…and each encounter or thought or mention of him was surrounded by such positive thoughts and feelings. I am so sorry for his family’s loss; you are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. I am also sorry for Chicago’s loss—I bet he was a truly wonderful police officer. Reading some of these posts, I can see he was a truly wonderful person to everyone in his life; he was obviously deeply loved and will be missed terribly. To all of his friends and loved ones, please accept my sincerest condolences. There are a number of thoughts here regarding his kindness, his strength, and his courage. May the obvious abundance of warm memories of him bring you peace during this difficult time. What a very special person to lose.

Warmest Regards,
Paula Trinkle

Paula Trinkle, former classmate

February 17, 2006

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Eric Solorio as well as to the Chicago Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Solorio, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

February 17, 2006

I wanted to leave a reflection to say that you are a true hero and will not be forgotten. I went to your wake the other night and met your mother and family. My wife and I expressed our feelings to her to let her know what she is feeling and that she is not alone. Watch over your family and protect them.

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

Bob Gordon

February 17, 2006

You always reminded me never to forget to see the good in everything and I promise that I never will.

Miss Sophia Sanchez

February 17, 2006

To Eric and his Family: Although we are far from you, you know we've always loved you. We keep you in our hearts and prayers. Amelia: Please be strong... Try not to cry for not having him now. Instead, thank God for have giving you such a great and valient son.

Lulu Ramirez
Friend From Mexico City

February 17, 2006

To the family and friends of Officer Eric Solorio and to his fellow officers with the Chicago Police Department:

My heart was saddened today to learn of another horrific accident that took the life of a dedicated law enforcement officer. On behalf of our entire family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you sustained when Officer Solorio was tragically killed.

May you be comforted by the support and warm embrace of the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with you. Officer Solorio is a true hero whose bravery and dedication to protecting the citizens of Illinois will not be forgotten.

Especially to his mother, I share the unbearable pain of losing a child in the line of duty. Your life is forever altered, a chunk of your heart is missing, and I know the anquish you are feeling. May you find strength in your faith and comfort in your loved ones.
As I look at Eric's picture and read his reflections, it is clear he had a passion for life and profoundly touched the lives of many people in his too short life on earth. He will continue to live on in those who cared for him.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Officer Solorio gave to his community and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 12, 2006.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept, eow 4/24/05

February 17, 2006

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