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Police Officer Igor Soldo

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Igor Soldo

Although I never met these gentlemen, they served my community with great honor. 7 years ago is the first time in my life I felt such an evil and hate. I will always remember this day, the entire Vegas Valley erupted is chaos and compassion for the Families of the three. Ofc. Igor Soldo, Ofc. Alyn Beck, and Joseph Wilcox, you three men gave your lives in service of our community and country and I will forever be great full for the sacrifice you and your family gave that day. One day I will meet you all and express my sincerest gratitude. Until then reset in peace and be your brother's keeper so they can continue to hold the line.

Harrison F.
Former NEAC resident

June 9, 2022

I was there when you two were brought into UMC. You will never be forgotten.

Security Supervisor Ricky Smith
Allied Universal Security Services

April 5, 2021

I was there when you two were brought into UMC. You will never be forgotten.

Security Supervisor Ricky Smith
Allied Universal Security Services

April 5, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer Soldi. The tragic murder of you and Officer Beck is shocking, and the lessons learned will be endless. The civilian who died while trying to stop the attackers was a hero, and you two are heroes. Rest In Peace

William Jin
Future CHP Officer

March 23, 2021

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

June 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Soldo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 6, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 4th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 8, 2018

It's sad that this is occurring more often. Rest well my brother, and thank you for your service. My prayers for your family and hopes that they gain strength in time for your loss.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 8, 2017

Thank you for your courageous service. Prayers and condolences for your family, friends and law enforcement community. You will not be forgotten.

Detective J. Reubart
Nevada Department of Public Safety - Investigation Division

January 14, 2017

You were taken senselessly and your brothers bravely gave your killers the ultimate punishment. I was angry when I found out how you were killed. I can NEVER imagine how your family felt that day and continues to feel today. From the LE family to your family, God bless you and God bless your family. RIP BROTHER!

Correctional Officer Joel Tyning 24228
Nevada Department of Corrections

July 15, 2015

Officer Igor, Thank you for your dedication and service to the Las Vegas Valley Community. I remember as if it was yesterday when I heard of this senseless act that took you and Officer Beck away. I am Croatian, and remember seeing you in the Croatian news and your partner Officer Beck. Rest in peace Brato. Hvala tebi i Officer Beck sta vi ste radili za nas koj zivu u Las Vegas. You will never be forgotten. My condolences to your family, Officer Beck's family and your LVMPD family.

Erik Brcic
Las Vegas Citizen

June 9, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2014

God Bless you. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

August 18, 2014

Igor I am sorry to have never met you. I also came to the US from our beloved Bosnia and I am your brother in blue from Iowa. I wish I could have been there to help you fight this evil. My deepest condolences to your family as the loss of their hero is unbearable. Rest in peace my brother.

Detective Samir Dzaferagic
Johnston Police Department

July 22, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Thank you for your service.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

July 21, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Mohawk PD

July 21, 2014

Igor, you don't know me, but I’m a fellow brother in blue. I also immigrated from Sarajevo, Bosnia along with my family and brother. I had a chance to listen to your brother’s speech from your funeral, and it brought tears to my eyes. I send my condolences to your entire family and please watch over all us Bosnian's that are police officers all over the world.

Bosnia and the United States lost a good man. Rest in peach my Bosnian brother.

Police Officer
Milwaukee Police Department

July 14, 2014

My sincere condolences to the families of our heroes, Igor Soldor and Alyn Beck. I know the pain and suffering is unbearable but family,friends and faith in God will see you through. To the LVMPD Chief and officers stay strong, vigilant and know that you are in our thought and prayers. I pray especially for the children left without their fathers and the wives left without their brave husbands. Such a senseless tragedy changed their lives forever.
May these brave officers rest in peace.

Retired Chief Bob Paudert
West Memphis Police Department

July 1, 2014

I am so so sorry for your loss to LVMPD and these officers families. This tragic event still brings me a very heavy sadness. I am especially sorrowful for the children. I commend these officers for their work and honor.

Las Vegas resident

June 30, 2014

To a Police Officer, who worked in life to angel and serve his fellowman. Igor Soldo; though I did not know you in life; hearing Sgt Jimmy Oaks speak about you and your fellow fallen co-worker and friend, Alyn Beck, it was clear that the Police Force, your beloved family, Las Vegas and these Great United States share an enormous loss with you now beginning your life in heaven. I will soon deliver a "Memorial Gift" to honor you and Officer Beck. I do know, that you will continue to be ever present for your loved ones, your friends and those you served in life; that you've only moved upwards, as death, though hard to grasp is a transition of position, that one day will bring all of us face-to-face with God, and our loved ones! My Angel Café extends both our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and to your family. I carried to your funeral and to the funeral of your fallen comrade a poem gifted to Sheriff Gillespi, a poem that is part of the 9-11 Palo Verde High School Memorial for a Foreign-Language Teacher, Barbara Edwards, who was killed on 9-11. The poem, now carried in three Las Vegas Parades, "I Saw His Face," offers comfort in a verse that crystallizes a near-death and/or after-life experience. I made an effort to leave a copy for your family at the Canyon Ridge Christian Church. I will make sure that Sgt. Oaks receives another copy for you in the close future. The poem is published in a online article titled: "Navin's poem is about face" by former local columnist, Susan Snyder. Though, my child, 43 year old daughter, just was recovering from a hospital visit for conjestive heart failure from dialysis problem; and, my son-in-law, followed and was being treated for a life-threatening problem, my grandson said: "Grandma, I know you said you wanted to attend both funerals; and, one is being held this morning." After, seeing to my son Robert, getting through a test, I headed to the Northeast Palm Cemetery, winding the wrong way on 215, stopping to ask a roadside crew, and, a convenience food eatery for more help. I arrived at the end of ceremony--from nights and days in the hospital rooms to a ceremony that was already finished. But, as I moved along, not attired as I would have been if not for my personal days at my children's sick bed, I was compelled to thank groups of officers huddled together, "Excuse me and thank you," as I clutched the over-sized poem poster, provided at no cost to me for the effort I made. When asked by one officer, who I was with, I said, "I can show you information, "I am here to say "Thank You--I am here because I and our nation cares." As I moved towards other small groups, displaying the poem in the breeze and offering my "Thanks," I found a line that was moving; and, zealously raised the poem high- Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was tired but present, reporting in for heaven, a worker- bee for our Lord; but tired and unaware that these officers were rendering a ''final salute''. No, I had not seen the Coffin ahead of the tent, lifted up on the grass. In any case, as I was approached by a kind, slender gentleman, who asked me to move across the street because the family was heavily grieving, I did so. As I noted the coffin; and, now saw the few officers remaining giving a final salute to their friend and comrade, Igor Soldo, I hoped that my good will had not offended, and/or hurt anyone. I had left my loved ones to bring God's love to people hurting. That is what I do. God gave me a verse to angel the world years ago. I have been relentless in doing so. It is received by both world leaders, by clergy, by schools, read aloud at funerals and turning- off of life support in hospitals. So, I brought it there; and, made it only by His Grace. I was on the highway when I saw the 5 helicopters in the air, and knew I would arrive after all were gone, but this did not matter. I would read it and offer the reading of it to God on behalf of Igor. In any case; as it happened, I was not allowed to go to the coffin as two more officers approached me as I was seeking permission from two others. I knew by the abrupt hand gesture made by one of the two officers, I was been told to retreat. I understand that--Years ago in 1981, I was met at the end of a tunnel bright. I conveyed I wished to stay, conscious of all I would be leaving, but I was motioned by loving hands with a gentle hand gesture, an up-and-down slow waving of the hands of my Father as I stood with him face-to-face to go back, to go back to where my lifeless body laid. Though I did not want to heed the hand gesture; today, I know why I was sent back. Today, I work tediously to share my round- trip to heaven, to share "I Saw His Face." At the funeral for Police Officer Soldo, I did retreat when I saw a the officer's abrupt flicking-off a fly hand motion, and felt like I was being told to move quickly away. I know that wasn't so. I know that the officers did not know who the stranger was that showed up late, not properly attired, and possibly speaking up during a formal moment. I do understand. When I present the Memorial Gift to Sgt Jimmy Oaks, and, it is shared, I know, it will comfort our Las Vegas Police family as it comforted the Boston Police who lost an MIT Officer in the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing over a year ago. This reflection is to tell the family, death is a change in a relationship but it does not end it. On February 14, 2012, The Las Vegas Review Journal told a story on the front page about a man, Sp4 David Leroy Bell, my fiancé who was killed in Vietnam in 1969, just a few weeks before we married. Today, he is one of the angels that help bring the world the aforementioned verse of grace. May God Bless You Igor Soldo as you are with Jesus face-to-face. May God overshadow your loved ones, and your friends and all whom you hold dear. And, forever, you will remembered in my angel cafe's prayers, in my prayers, sincerely, Cathy (I noted once I submitted this reflection, that it was on Officer Alyn Beck's remembrance page. I will submit soon a personal reflection for him. However, since I had already submitted my Reflection for Igor on his page, I feel it well to leave it here too; most especially because they served together the public in life; they died on the same day close to each other; and, both will live on in the hearts of those they served and in the hearts of those who love them.

"I say to you, He who believes in Me has everlasting life" --JOHN 6:47

Cathy Navin
June 22, 2014

Cathy Navin
My Angel Cafe

June 29, 2014

You are cherished. I am grievously saddened by your death and wish your family peace in the future.

Stacey Thalmann
Loving Mother of Officer Alexander Edward Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014

June 25, 2014

Thank you for your service brother, please look after us from above.

Police Officer Arick Flesch
Detroit Police Department

June 24, 2014

Thank you Officer Soldo for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

June 24, 2014

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