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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

People say alot of things. Some things should have been said when you were still here. Feelings expressed now, now that you are gone. I don't know how I am supposed to feel after all that has happened. I guess I have just moved on with life. It is still too painful to talk about you and the events that happened to cause you to leave this world so suddenly. Maybe one day I can talk about it. I sometimes think about the time spent in the hospital with you. I haven't gotten over the horrible nightmare yet. I try to think of good things to help me deal with all of this. It is a damn shame that someone else's life goes on and yours had ended so tragically. Why did it have to happen this way? Why you? No one has ever asked me how I am doing or acknowledged the fact that Rosa and I are grieving also. That we lost a brother, not a son, not a friend, not a coworker or lover. I don't understand why? Maybe I never will. Not a day passes that I don't think about you. Wondering what you would be doing right now if you were still here. It is not fair...I guess life is not fair. So sad the way it ended. I could cry forever. My heart will always be forever broken. How am I supposed to feel? Well you know the answer to that one. I AM SURE YOU HAVE HEARD ME! To bad the rest of the world can't hear me OR FEEL MY PAIN.

Richelle L. Solorio

January 10, 2008

....the good die too young....

miss you

A Life You Touched

January 9, 2008

BOOOOYYYYY!!!! Have I been a mess ever since I met you! I wish I can say that I "see" you or claim a "visit" because I'd really like that...seems like the two women you loved most and loved you back are the ones doing the worse! Everyones sooo happy you were in their life; everyone's seen the positve from the negative...I kinda am too but the void I have since you've left is really unbearable, so it's hard the best thing in my life caused the most pain...I told myself I'd move on and stop visiting this site but I can't help it 11 days it'll be 2 years to the fatal accident that changed my life, your moms, and many others by claiming yours...I MISS YOU ALOT ERIC SOLORIO!!! I LOVED YOU ALOT TOO :'( Help me overcome this if your spirit truly is "still here"...because I'm afraid that it's not and being wonder woman is kinda hard! Feliz Dia de los Reyes mi Amor!! Quiero que los Reyes me regresen a mi Rey...pero no se puede :( Descansa en paz mi Amor

January 6, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 30, 2007

I was driving the other day, I felt nostalgic, I had to pull over and cry. I miss you everyday, a hundred times a day, at least. The "what ifs" would I have still stuck alongside you..... I don’t know? I love you, sometimes need you! Donde andas carino’
I hear your voice in my head, your gestures when you smiled, the innocent ones as if you were still a boy. I love you. Merry Christmas!


December 24, 2007

Tonight is Christmas Eve. I still remember the Christmas we spent together. I look back on it now and it seems as though it was all a dream and it makes me sad but happy that you were in my life. I miss your laugh and the way you'd make me smile on any given day. That was your gift. You came into my life when I needed you most and now you are gone. I just wish you'd met me when I wasn't still a party girl. I think you'd be very impressed with me these days ;) I'm domestic, just the way you like it. hahaha. Eric, I miss you. thank you for visiting me this morning. it made me realize that it wasn't so bad afterall. i still love you and I understand what you were trying to tell me. i'll be thinking about you this Christmas with a heavy heart. Merry Christmas Ew-ic and please tell my Nokomis that I love her and miss her too! XoXo


December 24, 2007

hey babe you've been heavy on my mind the past couple know what's going on. She came out fine and is healing. I need her at 100% ...if you still exist take care of her. I can't lose the only other person I her in her recovery. I love you've given me boobies of steel :) Thank you for the memories they will never ever be forgotten and for the strength of having met you and gone through all we did together. Cuidamela! I know you will!!! Love you lots ;) Miss you xoxoxoooxo ALWAYS, ALWAYS :)

December 8, 2007

I loooove you with all my heart Eric!!! Life is so hard!!! And when it's easy it's soo sureal without you!! :( I still cannot believe you are gone! I wish I can just forget I ever met you! but trying to forget you is like trying to remember someone i've never met ...I dunno changito:( life is weird without you! just help me make sense of every thing! I love you and miss you!! I hope you are r.i.p ...even though I bother you you and miss you soooo much!

November 29, 2007

Hey Eric, just missing you and your smart a&# comments. I can't believe another holiday without you, dad and Renee. It has been okay. Going on with life, but never forgetting how your life has been cut short,by a mistake. Oh well I will continue to live my life to the fullest with no regrets...
To err is human, to forgive is divine. I guess I will never be DIVINE!!!


November 29, 2007

My heart and tears go out to your family and friends and hope to see your family in Springfield 2008

Diane mother of Jeremy Chambers E.O.W.04-24-06

Diane Chambers

November 27, 2007

Eric, where can I start.... This can be soooo long because I have sooo much to say to you but you don't read these :( I hope wherever you may be you are ok...I am soo grateful to have had you in my life for so long...I really wished it would've been longer, we said forver...I miss you ALOT! i don't want sadness, not anymore...give me strength love like you used to I looooove you and on this thanksgiving (as everyone before since I met you) I wanna say thank you... THANK YOU SO MUCH ERIC :) I LOOOOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS, ALWAYS be grateful for the many good memories of love, friendship, and laughter :) Happy thanksgiving baby boo miss you like ALOOOOOOOOOOOT!! xoxoxoxo


November 22, 2007

Eric, Happy Thanksgiving!!
I still miss you my friend (will never get over that). I just recently lost my Grandmother loved her very much, I guess death is never easy no matter how many times you witness it in your life or who it may be. Please continue to watch over myself and my family, it's really getting rough out here! It seems we have more enemies than friends and more than ever I need your presence in my life to make me laugh and forget about the bullshit. You take care my brother, my friend, G Q.
Your friend, G

Friend/ Chicago Police Officer

November 22, 2007

I love you. I never got tired of ever saying that to you and never were those words so true :( 3 new words : I miss you (ALOT!!!) Life is not the same...can't even have fun's lost meaning and I search for a new motivation and meaning aimlessly :( I love you and I miss you! ERIIIIIIICC :( Miss you boo boo R.i.P

Eric Solorio the best person who ever lived :) I've never seen such beautiful flaws! :) Miss you and love you

November 4, 2007

I love you!! you are my heart, my soul, my inspiration and desperation!!! I miss you alot...Dia de los muertos is friday! I Love you

October 30, 2007

Missing you like crazy. There are moments when I want to call you. You were ALWAYS there for me, always guiding me in the right direction and giving me the best love. I'm so glad I took your advice during our last moments together in the hospital. If it weren't for you, I don't know where I would be right now. I am happily married, have a home and a family, a job I love. Too bad you couldn't come talk to the kids about being a police officer again. Although these kids can't talk yet so maybe they wouldn't understand what a hero you are, an angel. I miss you so much man. Why did you have to leave? I need one of your hugs. XoXo. I love you. un beso.


October 21, 2007

miss you man


Too often I get an email about one of your brothers who died serving us.

Latley, I can't look. Don't wanna cry. Thinking of you not here with your Mom.

I got a good job I love now. Yes, love. I'm living a better life. With each positive step I take, I think of you. I am going to live this life good for your memory. when I exercise (yes, I exercise) each step and stretch, I think of you. It's for you. My guy, who can't be here. He touch care of his body, community and Mother. I'm workin out darn near in your name. Yeah, I'm doin it for me and my body and health. I do it for you too. thought you would be here, though in a chair. I'm workin out for your body that the earth took. Keep watch over your Mom.

Trying to go back to school. Trying to buy a house now. Move and shake like you. You're a perfet angel now. With God, move the stars for me.

The world should remember you. Be you like you. Be driven like you. Never will forget you. Distantly linked, but I keep your great memory close.

You are never forgotten. Miss your great smile of hope for the world.

A Life You Touched

October 16, 2007

I miss you papi...I really do :( I dunno when I will be able to accept the most wonderful thing in my life being gone! What a growing really is! but it's that GROWING...thank you my love for continuing helping me grow even if it is in this painful way...I looooove you sooooo much, THAT will never change! I even look forward to dying one day because that would mean the end of ALL suffering AND even better....It'd be being with you again :) Make me strong, shelter me with your love like before... I miss you like words cannot describe!!! All I can do is hope you are okay and that I will be as well one day... R.I.P my love, R.I.P

other half :)

October 8, 2007

hola papacito :) I was on the net so wanted to tell my baby hello...I miss you papi :( Every man I meet is yucky and not even close to my papikins :( I miss you alot !!! hugging you,talking to you,EVERYTHING!!! I still can't believe you're gone...looking back at our last conversations life is soo were leaving me before you left physically yet you were still there for's soo weird because it still feels like this at times. you promised to be with me if there really is a spirit life I know you are with me because you never broke a promise...Wow, babe wherever you're at I just hope you're okay. Keep me safe and guide me because I really need it right now. I miss you sooooo much and still looove you so much!!!! We all miss you...send me a heavenly hug I can use it...R.I.P my love, R.I.P


September 9, 2007

hey my sexy angel :) I left a reflection earlier and now am feeling a bit better and more inspired...have patience with me and send me more strength if you're truly with me so I preservere, I want to be better...I know you want me to be better too. Have patience with me I'll make you proud and myself's taking a while to pick up the peices but I will. I love you and miss you sooo much!!

August 30, 2007

It pains me Eric, it really does...I miss you sooo much, your absence has taken a huge toll on my life like no one can believe!! Except your ma of course...I don't know what went wrong and when or how I will fully recuperate...I miss you soooooo freakin much and I miss the old made me better and it's hard so hard but am trying to be that great person you met, I still am I'm just somehow making alot of mistakes (sorry :( Eric, CHeric...lo fuiste huh? I'm happy for that. I'm goin to an event...everyones so happy but i'm not. I'm trying to be see I'm actually alot stronger than you thought...DEBIL my ass! Anywho Gotta go! BOYYY! Do I still love and miss you!! Bye by papi, bye bye :(

bestest friend

August 30, 2007

You probably didn't know that I looked up to and am inspired by you.

Glad to have met you. I was waiting to see the beautiful mark you would leave on the world. Alot of people miss you.

Maybe you get to leave your mark through all of us who miss you.


All these "bad" cops get attention.
I wish the world knew there was a great cop out there: you!

August 29, 2007

uuueee, monkey wunkey,uuuueeee!! GODDAMN how I miss you!! Everyday, Eric, everyday I think of you it's insane!! How attached we grow to people it's insane...I went 20 years of my life not knowing you and after those years we shared now I can't just can't go back to normal....I miss you alot and am going I dunno but I'm pretty shocked myself I never thought I was this strong! Well, Im not...but what can I do? Every moment we shared replays in my head its so torturous!! especially with all these stupid love songs on the radioo...SHEEEEEEESH!!!! I've had to listen to stupid crap like "lean like a cholo" just to not think of us and even THEN I think of you because you were sooo stupid!!! yea, I'm a goof but there was only one person goofier and that was you...aye, ya,yaye,que know I keep thinking you'll come back...I dunno if that's healthy or not?? Probably not but admitting to myself that my baby is dead just kills me!! Aye Cabron, you've made my life topsy turvy! Theres moments that I'm okay and "happy" but yeah life is "blah" since you left...I miss you papi...I hope this spirit stuff is true and that you're okay. I love you baby,help me find inner peace and calm to be as happy as you once made me. Rest you soul babe... if the spirit stuff is true say hi to your father for me and look for Jr and tell him I say happy's on the 24rth... you don't know him, cool kid...dunno maybe now you do. aye,ya,yaye I miss you :( Love you


August 19, 2007

Hey Eric, well here I am trying to go to sleep and you came in my thoughts. I had to get up and look you up on the computer , I don't know, I guess to see you again, see other peoples reflections, remember old times... All I can say is that you are in my heart and we always will remember you. You know,since I got married and moved to the suburbs I did lose contact with you. So sometimes I do forget you are not here with us. Sometimes my little boy Enrique reminds me of you, cute, light color skin, dark hair, chubby...como quisiera a veces que se regresara el tiempo! Espero que estes descansando en paz con dios y de ves en cuando hechanos un ojazo!
Te queremos mucho...perrrrrrrrrroooooooo!

Sandra Vega

August 16, 2007

I miss you :( Like ALOOOOOOOOOTTTT!!!! I wish I didn't feel like this...I can't help it though :( Love you and miss you very,very much!

August 8, 2007

Don’t cry for me because I’m gone
Celebrate my life instead
For now I am free
I am in my Father’s house and I am happy
Do not be sad for me
for there is no sadness here
Celebrate my life and rejoice my homecoming
Laugh, sing and be joyful for me
I will wait for you here and welcome you with open arms
Celebrate my life as I wait to celebrate with you

Happy Birthday to my baby brother!!!
Love you :-)

Rosa Solorio

July 23, 2007

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