Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Justin David Sollohub

Anniston Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Justin David Sollohub

Yesterday I had the honor and the privilege of meeting the parents and brother of Officer Justin Sollohub. I was given his flag to put on my bike as Law Enforcement United rode into Washington D.C. His parents saw the flag on my bike through a crowd of 300 bikes. We found so many similarities between us, including the fact both Officer Sollohub and I were both born at Fort Riley, KS. It is a humbling experience to be in the company of heroes and to rise for them. Gone but never forgotten.

Morgan Wright
Retired Trooper/Detective

May 13, 2012

A hero will never be forgotten, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Rest now, brother, in the arms of the Lord. Your service will always be remembered.

Ofc. D. Summers
NEALEA Class 144

January 22, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Sollohub. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Justin he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Justin's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Justin's life was about so much more than the way he died. Justin will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Sollohub, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer Justin Sollohub, his fellow officers, and most especially to Officer Sollohub:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Justin died in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Justin's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. We are approaching Christmas, the first you will have spent without your beloved Justin with you and I know it will be very difficult.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service Justin gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 25, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

You are greatly missed Sollo.

Ptl. Jacob Dodd
Boaz Police Dept.

December 1, 2011

My heart goes out to the family of Officer Sollohub. We will truly miss a brother in arms.


November 17, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Justin Sollohub and the Anniston Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Sollohub, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

November 2, 2011

I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. Another of the best people on earth has fallen to an evil murderer. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for this officer's sacrifice. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister officers of Officer Sollohub. Rest in Peace brother. AC

Corporal Andrew Canepa
Pennsylvania State Police

October 23, 2011



October 15, 2011

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

October 7, 2011

Thank u for the service and sacrifice u gave justin. I wish I had got the honor to meet u the short time i was in Anniston. U are remembered as a true hero brother!

Deputy Shane Ward
Escambia County Sheriff's Dept

October 5, 2011

I remember teaching you in the academy and thinking what a great Officer you were going to be. After speaking to some of the people that you worked with it turned out I was correct. What a terrible loss for everyone. I was so sorry to hear of your passing, but maybe the courts wery sorry for your lossill get it right and un-like the scumbag that killed Eric Freeman in Huntsville, the Judge that sentences this piece of trash will have some backbone and give him the DEATH PENALTY.....
To your family and the Anniston Police Department: All law enforcement feels some of your pain and we are so very sorry for your loss.

K-9/ Narcotics Don Carr
Morgan County, Alabama Sheriffs Dept.

September 29, 2011

The thin blue line will never break. Rest well brother.

John S Terry
Michigan State Police retired 95th

September 21, 2011

"Never forget what they did here. It is rather for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the great task remaining before us - that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."
President Lincoln

Your sacrifice and last full measure of devotion will not be forgotten. RIP Brother

Detective Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Missouri Police Department

September 20, 2011

May you rest peacefully now, Justin. Your job is done here, we will take it now. Our prayers are with your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

TFC Patrick Orr
Georgia State Patrol

September 18, 2011

Rest peacefullyJustin, your job is done here. We will take the patrol now. Our prayers are with your family.

TFC Patrick Orr
Georgia State Patrol

September 18, 2011

Rest in peace Justin. I can still see your boyish smile...I remember the day i gave you your gas card when you came to work for us. Prayers for your family left behind and all those who loved you.
You will never be forgotten around here and you can bet all our officers at APD think of you daily.
Thanks for your unselfish service and for keeping our streets in Anniston safe on your watch.
God Bless You.

Shirley Gibson

Civilian/ Shirley Gibson
City of Anniston

September 18, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

September 13, 2011

I go to Oxford High School, and last week we made a hero wall. Justin was on the wall 5 or 6 times. Thank God some of us know a true hero when we see one. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him or say a prayer for the Sollohub family. R.I.P. Justin, you will be truly missed. <3

Shelby Osburn
Mark Osburn's daughter

September 12, 2011

The extended Keilty family wishes to convey its deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers for Officer Justin Sollohub, his family, and fellow law enforcement officers. Gone too soon...

Bernard J. Keilty Jr.
extended family member

September 12, 2011

Sollo, Thank you for your dedication, service, and sacrifice. It was an HONOR to have known you and worked with you. Just know that you are loved and you will not be forgotten. Watch over us as we continue to press the fight against evil here on earth. Until we meet again, rest easy brother!

Investigator Brian Thompson
Calhoun-Cleburne County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force

September 9, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

September 8, 2011

Our sympathy goes out to Solluhub's family and friends. Heroes like you will never be forgotten.

Officer Chase Zaffuto
Hammond Police Dept., Louisiana

September 8, 2011

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