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

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

Be at peace Brother.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Solorio.

Ofc. Scott Bachman
Baltimore County (MD) PD

February 15, 2006

Rest in peace, brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. As you walk your eternal beat in Paradise, remember to keep watch over your mother and your extended family of blue. Help them to find comfort in knowing that you are now watching over them.

A Squad
Woodbridge PD CT

February 15, 2006

Another great hero has fallen only to be lifted up by the angels in heaven. Rest in peace brother you will be missed. My deepest sympathy to officer Solorio, his family and his department.
Gone but never forgotten (A TRUE HERO) RIP.

Deputy Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office (Va.)

February 15, 2006

Another great hero has fallen only to be lifted up by the angels in heaven. Rest in peace brother you will be missed. My deepest sympathy to officer Solorio, his family and his department.
Gone but never forgotten (A TRUE HERO) RIP.

Deputy Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office (Va.)

February 15, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Chicago Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Solorio deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Solorio is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

February 15, 2006

In Valor there is Hope.....

Patrolman Greg Gaetano
Dracut Police Department (MA)

February 15, 2006

He was yours to give,
and yours to call home,
please stand by his brothers,
so they don't feel alone,
dry the tears of his family,
so they clearly see:
that he gave his all,
so all could have peace.
Blessed are they,
the children of God,
with heavy hearts,
and honor - they trod,
to pay their respects,
to give their salute,
and to ask for your mercy,
on heroes in Blue.

Eric, rest easy brother, we have the watch.

Mesquite, TX

February 15, 2006


First he takes the oath.
Now look at all he takes---

He takes it in stride when people call him a pig.
He takes time to stop and talk to children.
He takes your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket that you deserve...
He takes on creeps that 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 of your headlights have to work.
He takes the job that no one else wants---
telling you that 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 a retirement.
He takes memories to bed each night,
that you couldn't bear for one day!
Sometimes he takes a bullet.
And yes, occasionally he takes a free cup of coffee.
Then one day he pays for all he has taken...

GOD takes him!

February 15, 2006

My sincere condolences to Officer Solorio's family, both blood and blue.

There is yet another angel on our shoulders. I know you will still be watching over us.

Keep your fellow brothers safe.

February 15, 2006

Rest in Peace Sir, Thank you for your Service.

Wellington Police Department

February 15, 2006

Eric was a fun-loving, energetic, patient young man. He was my friend, and will be truly missed.

Ayodele J. Swanson

February 15, 2006



February 15, 2006

The men and women of the Palos Park Police Department extend our thoughts and prayers to Officer Solorio, his family and our brothers and sisters of the Chicago Police Department.

We share your loss.

Chief Joe Miller
Palos Park P.D.

February 15, 2006

Eric Solorio is one of the finest young men I've had the privilege to meet. A close friend of my daughter, Diana, I was always thankful for his wise counsel and the light hearted camaraderie he brought into our family life. His devotion to his family, friends and the Chicago Police Dept. showed a maturity that was exceptional for young men his age. He lived life with such zest, he loved fast cars, good food and companionship. Our family will miss you, Eric. You left us all too soon.

Yvonne & Bruce Casanova

February 15, 2006

May God wrap his arms around your family and friends in this time on need. You will not be forgotten, Brother

Sgt Frank Lara
Riverside,IL PD

February 15, 2006

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

February 15, 2006

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


February 15, 2006

The ulitmate sacriface is putting your life on the line for you believe and and stand for. Its the sacriface that will never be forgotten. All give some... some gave all...

Sgt. Angel O. Collazo
U.S. Army Military Honor Guard

February 15, 2006

Rest in peace brother

Delaware State Police

February 15, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Chicago Police Department.

Fallen but never forgotten.

Officer Bryan Laurie
Haltom City TX

February 15, 2006

I grew up with Eric in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on 44th & Honore and were grammar school mates at Sacred Heart school. I will remember Eric as being the young eager kid on the block that wanted to perfect his post up moves on the basketball court and be the best player on the court. He was always at my door bright and early on summer mornings so we can practice our moves and go play 1 on 1. Let me tell you, he ended up having an amazing hook shot! As we grew up and began to think about our futures I would always remember him saying that he wanted to help out his community in some way and he did by becoming a Chicago Police Officer. After our college years; he went to Loyola and I went to DePaul, we would see each other at social functions or meet up by coincidence through mutual friends and it was a guaranteed good time chatting with him as we reminisced on the 'good old days'. His bright smile and charming personality was a hit among the ladies. Hard to believe that such a good young man has left us.

My deepest condolences to the Solorio family and to the Chicago Police family. We have indeed lost a great member of our society. May God rest his soul in peace and give strength to his family through these tough endearing times. Eric, I know your reading this with a smile up above, save me a spot on your basketball team! RIP brother.

Your friend,


Rafael Matias
Personal Friend

February 15, 2006

To the Solorio family, you have my prayers and support. I am there for you in whatever your need may be. A friend & co-worker.

Dorothy Martin - DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

February 15, 2006

Nothing I say will describe how empty it feels to know we won't hear your jokes or dumb comments, people that bring laughter and cheer to this world should not be the ones parting from a world of crime and violence. Growing up I can only remember Eric giving me a hard time along with my brother. Like my sister recently reminded me-They were like "Beavis and Butt Head", always up to something mischievous. That boy that lived across the street and became my brother through endless memories. Although life tends to take lives in different pathways in our hearts we know the people that will always be there for us and I know Eric knew that he had a special place in my family. My mom cried as she heard the news and said "Uriel's brother"- yes, that was my brother's better half. We've lost a hero, my brother's and I lost a brother.

"It's amazing we were made of dust and go back to dust.
How wonderful to know our friend is seating in Jesus lap looking at us.
--Why are you crying, I'm free, now rejoice"

Nuvia Vega
life-long friend

February 15, 2006



February 15, 2006

Angels guide you to a better place and the Lord console your grieving family and friends.Thank-you for your service and sacrifice so that this world may be a better place. I honor your memory!


February 15, 2006

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