P-O- Eric Solorio #13609

P.O. Eric Solorio #13609

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.