BY: Honoring Heroes
The 27 year old Sollohub was shot around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday while chasing a pair of suspects from a traffic stop. It’s unclear why the suspects were stopped. What is known is that Officer Sollohub radioed back to the dispatcher that he’d begun a foot pursuit with the suspects. Minutes later, a second officer who came to assist radioed back “Officer Down”.
Investigators believe Sollohub chased the man through a neighborhood, and was shot in the head while rounding the corner of a home. After a manhunt lasting several hours, a suspect was finally located and arrested. He’s been identified as 24 year old Joshua Russell.
Please join with us in sending our condolences to the family and peers of Police Officer Jason Sollohub.
“Rest easy, brother. We’ve got it from here.”
Cards and letters can be sent to:
Anniston Police Department | PO Box 2168 |Anniston, Alabama