Anniston Remembers Anniston Police Officer Justin Sollohub

oday, family, friends, and fellow police officers gather at the Justin Sollohub Memorial at Anniston Centennial Memorial Park to pay tribute to one of their own killed while in the line of duty. Three years ago Police Officer Justin Sollohub succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained while involved in a foot pursuit. His mother, Jennifer Morris, has spent the last couple of days recounting the last steps of her son. She says that although this day is hard, yesterday was even harder; because that’s the day their family recognizes her son’s departure from life. This afternoon, Morris admitted to the difficulty of putting tokens of remembrance at the place where he took his last breath. Officer Sollohub was shot once in the head by Joshua Eugene Russell. He was transported to a local hospital before being flown to Birmingham and he remained on life support until his organs could be donated. Morris says his organ donation was just as significant as the life her son lived. Morris says she’s glad the conviction of Russell is over but she adds that it doesn’t make it hurt any less. Joshua Eugene Russell was convicted of murder and sentenced to death on December 16th, 2013. Officer Sollohub had served with the Anniston Police Department for two years. His Badge Number was 174.

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