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Name: Solorio, Eric
Star: 13609
Memorial Panel #: 9
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: Targeted Response Unit
End of Watch: 12 February 2006
Incident Details: Eric Solorio, 26, was a 3-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Targeted Response Unit. On January 17, 2006, Officer Solorio and his partner witnessed a speeding vehicle near the intersection of 67th Street and Union Avenue. Officer Solorio was in the passenger side seat of his squad car as they were pursuing a speeding vehicle traveling eastbound on 67th Street. Officer Solorio’s partner swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle; they drove over a patch of black ice and lost control of the vehicle. The car came to a stop after colliding with a tree, and then, a Church on the 700 block of West Marquette Avenue. The officer driving the squad car recovered from his injuries. Officer Solorio was critically injured and rushed to Christ Medical Center. After surgery, Officer Solorio awoke and blew everyone in his hospital room kisses. Tragically, Officer Solorio succumbed to his injuries on February 12, 2006. Police Officer Solorio’s funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Church and he was laid to rest in Ressurection Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Amelia; sisters, Richelle and Rosa; and his brother, Richard.

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    Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2010-06-07 23:00.

    You will never be forgotten Eric. You will never be forgotten Eric. There are a lot of people down here waiting to see you again one day; missing you, your personality, your laughter, your passion for life.I pray that your Mother is making it day by day without you. I don’t know why God had to take you away like that. Guess God had some angels for you to teach, or something even more important than all the great things you wanted to do in your life. Miss you Eric — S. Jinaki 06/03/2009 ****************

  • I guess I’ll be the first to leave a reflection my friend. I will be making my 5th year on the department but the loss of you on the job still haunts me. You are a lasting reminder of why I got myself into this line of work in the first place. The guys as well as myself are getting older Eric, but you will always be young to us, always will have that “GQ” look as I always called you. We will grow old and retire but you Eric, you will always be a police officer a COP. Watch over me and the guys Eric as you did when you and your partner use to back me up on traffic stops in the 006th District. Take care you will always be remembered!! –G 01/28/2008

  • We from the 006th District love and miss you!!!!!!!! This was my brother and friend. May he rest in peace and may his memories remain sacred. God blessed him and continues to bless our entire family. –Michelle Lee 01/08/2008

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