Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thor Odin Soderberg

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Thor Odin Soderberg

Thor, who would have ever thought just three hours earlier, this would be the last time we were say "see ya later" to each other as you went out to hit the streets for the afternoon. Although we had know each other only a year and a half, I looked upon you as a keen role model for the recruits. I judged you as a class act for them and a mentor for your peers. Thor, you will be sorely missed by all my friend. God will keep you now.

Officer Michael K. Lappe
Chicago Police Department/Training Division

July 8, 2010



July 8, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Soderberg. God Bless him for his service to the Chicago Police Department and the U.S. Military. Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue, you will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlott, NC

July 8, 2010

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Chicago Police Department, are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

July 8, 2010

R.I.P. You will always be missed.


July 8, 2010

Thor was one of a kind. Lots of people talk. Thor did. He was a good friend and a great guy. My heart is truly broken.

Lorenzo De Leon

July 8, 2010

Off Soderberg, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

July 8, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Soderberg during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

July 8, 2010

Rest in Peace and my prayers are with your family

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 8, 2010

To the family/friends and co-workers of Officer Thor Soderberg. Your loved one met a very sudden and dangerous situation and met it with bravery. How we all wish that society didn't include violent people like the suspect in this case. Your loss is immeasureable. My sincere sympathies to all affected by this tragedy. I will be praying for your future.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

July 8, 2010

RIP Officer SODERBERG Thank you for your years of DEDICATION to this Country and to the Department. My thoughts are with the family and fellow LEO'S.

C/O M.W. Gilbert
Iowa Departmenr of Corrections

July 8, 2010

Rest in Peace Sir................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Texas PD

July 8, 2010

RIP brother. It sounds like your fellow officers took this guy down for you. What a terrible waste of a dedicated career. But you did what you had to and served your country and community well during your time on this earth. I salute you sir, and will carry on in your memory. Rest now, we'll take it from here.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

July 8, 2010

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 8, 2010

Officer Soderberg, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers from now on. Rest in God’s peace my friend.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

July 8, 2010

My deepest sympathy to the Soderberg family and to all his close friends. I ask that his friends stay close to his loved ones during this very trying time and remain close when this all settles. After reading in the newspaper and hearing on the news the type of person Thor was, I'd like to leave the following in his honor:

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have don for others and the world, remains and is immortal." by Albert Pike

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

July 8, 2010

Officer Soderberg,
It saddens me deeply to hear about a loss of another good officer. I just left the funeral services for the 2 Tampa Officers and can't help but wonder when, if ever, the violence against police officers will stop. You are a true American hero and this nation and your community are forever in your debt. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.
Your family will be in my prayers.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriffs Office

July 8, 2010

God has welcomed you with open arms into His police Department in heaven. Your devotion to our profession will stand as a hallmark in your department here and your honor, love and integrity will always be rmembered and kept alive by Your brothers and sisters left behind. They will also care for your family. Your new partners are also brothers and sisters in law enforcement who like you have paid the ultimate serving and protecting God's children in thier communities. Rest in peace brother, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

July 8, 2010

Oh Thor! I remember you so well! Always a great smile on your face! SUCH a good worker, too! I am hearing such wonderful things about you on television right now and I am not one bit surprised at that! You will be greatly missed. May God Bless you and your family.
Mary Jack Lola and Charlie

Mary Milam Sgt, Retired
Chicago Police Department

July 8, 2010

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch from here

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

July 8, 2010

we are saddened to hear of the loss of another brother,,seems the night mares of loss just continues,, we praise this officer for the dedication to his country and community,, our prayers for healing,guidence and comfort and special touch from GOD are with each brother sister and family member and friend,,god bless each and keep our law enforcement family and thier families safe,,in JESUS name we pray,, amen

capt danny garland ret. & denise
retired police officer ,,georgia

July 8, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
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 silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

July 8, 2010

Officer Soderberg you are a hero. Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 8, 2010

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Travis Bird
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney

July 8, 2010

Of all the bystanders, You came to stop a crime. Thank you for keeping a safer community. To know that there are people like you that will not hesitate to place yourself in harms way so that others may live in a safe, peaceful community. Your courageous devotion to duty reflected great credit upon yourself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of a police officer.

Traffic Officer Enriquez

July 8, 2010

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