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

That was so tragic... You just never leave time to relax your guard in Law enforcement or really in any field today..
as an officer i'm sure he he relaxed his guard for 5 MIN, I give it that ares of 61st an Racine.. What was going on the mind of the Murderer!! He took a life boldly with intent to harm and disrespect the Police Officer, The Others Inside the Building and the Life of a public servant! He did not deserve Death that way.. nor that soon .. Relax but Keep your Guard.. Pray constantly!!!
Servants Of the People I know sometime it can be heard. But Pray!!
Rest in Peace Officer Thor Soderberg, To the Family I know you sometime Question Above, But Be strong.. and take care

SGT. Willie Simpson
317th MP BN Tampa Florida

June 8, 2011

I was honored to run in your memory yesterday for the Police Officers Memorial 5K in Washington DC. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Officer Thor Soderberg, may he rest in peace, God Bless.

Officer AM

May 15, 2011

A hero to more than he knows. ©2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/03

March 11, 2011

Officer Soderberg,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 8, 2011

Your were truly a remarkable individual. I will never forget the dedication and kindness you displayed during our tours of duty. May the Angels above embrace you while your spirit lives on here on earth. You are loved and will be missed.


January 27, 2011

Officer Soderberg,
I'll never forget the six mile run you took us on during Bridge Week at the academy. First, you led us to where Officer Strouse was killed in the line of duty, and we paused and you showed us the plaque there by the alley where he died, and then we went to U.I.C. and you had us jump fences and run up and down the parking garage stairs over and over. We did it, and you did it with us. You taught us to have "fresh eyes." At your funeral, your wife Jennifer said, "Thor loved being the police." Now, I love being the police, and every day that I go to work I remember you. Please keep me safe.

Police Officer

November 17, 2010

Thanks for being you and making our little corner of the world a better place. Although you didn't know me, I will always remember you for being a person I strive to be.
Thank you


November 4, 2010

Rest easy Brother In Law, your watch on earth is now over. I pray Gods mercy and Love towards your Family, and Loved ones.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

July 31, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Thor Soderberg and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Thor was tragically killed.

To Officer Soderberg's' family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Thor gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 7, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Soderberg, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


July 24, 2010

We the families at 1199 Inc. are so sad to hear Officer Thor Odin Soderberg has lost his life in the line of duty. Thank you for your dedication and service Officer Soderberg.You will be missed by many. To your family, friends, and your brothers and sisters at the Chicago police Department our thoughts and prayers are with you. God's speed sir.

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

July 24, 2010

God Bless the family, friends and Chicago PD. This hero will never be forgotten.

Mom of CO Springs Officer
Colorado Springs Police Department

July 23, 2010

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of this fallen hero. Your dedication will never be forgotten.

Andrew / Detective
Baltimore City Police

July 23, 2010

It was a pleasure to have known you and to have trained with you. I will always remember your smile, willingness to share a kind word, and penchant to train like the warrior you were. I will train with you again, my brother.

Training Officer Todd Burke
Strategos International

July 22, 2010

Rest in Peace my Norse brother in blue. You have done your service well. Now pass your hammer to our brothers and sister of the Chicago Police Department to carry on.

May God's peace comfort your family and the Chicago PD.

Andy Hanson
Kern County Sheriff's Department (Ret)

July 21, 2010

God bless you for the work you've done Officer Soderberg, these are indeed sad times. My deepest condolances to your friends and family. The city has lost a true hero.

SSgt Kyle Owens
U.S. Air Force

July 20, 2010

My family and I send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Thor Odin Soderberg.

P.A. Martin

July 20, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they will need to get through the tough times ahead. Sleep well, we will take it from here!

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

July 20, 2010

Words can not come close to expressing my sorrow.. I'm glad that Officer Soderberg's suspect was apprehended. My prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of your hero.

Invest. Mike Bradford
Tallahassee Police-RET

July 19, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Soderberg and God Bless Your Family And Fellow Officers.

George Zourkas
Brother Of Niles IL, Police Officer Steven Zourkas E.O.W. 4-8-05

July 19, 2010

Rest in peace brother. Rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff
Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL

July 18, 2010

Thank-you for your brave service to the City of Chicago. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

July 17, 2010


Never could I of imagined of going thru this again without you. When we became partners you helped me thru so many of the problems in my life. From riding bikes in the Bike Unit, up and down the lakefront, to spending time at Lincoln Park H.S. and our favorite firehouses. You made everyday coming to work a blast for me. Not one day went by that we did not laugh. Then I went to the Academy and shortly you followed. I cannot thank you for all of the laughs because i would not know where to begin. I remember everyday we started off with 4 times around the Academy as a warm-up to our workout. Rain, heat, bitter cold, and even snow we were out there because i loved being outside. There are so many kids (recruits) lives you touched. We made them laugh and sometimes bleed, but they always learned. My life has changed so much from you being in it. The girls are heart broken, losing another great man from their life. I promised you a long time ago that if anything ever happened i would be there for Jen, and I will be forever. I remember calling you and telling you about Tommy Wortham. It broke my heart calling you, but now you are with him again watching out for all of your family in blue. So long Thor. I will miss you more than words could ever speak. I know in my heart when its my time you will be waiting with open arms to see me.


July 16, 2010

Thor while I never met you it sounds like you are the epitome of public service to both the country and the the city of chicago. RIP Sir I salute you.

Police Ofc J

July 16, 2010

I am terribly sorry for the loss of this officer and man, for his wife and family, and for his brothers and sisters in the Chicago Police Department. It seems that he dedicated his life to protecting others and teaching new officers how to do the same. He set an example of service that should be mirrored by all. May God bless Officer Soderberg and bring him into heaven as he will continue to watch over us all.


July 16, 2010

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