John Solomon, former Easton police chief and veteran, dies at 82

John Solomon had many roles during his 50 active years in law enforcement.

Robyn Karashik

Apr 15, 2024, 3:57 PM

Updated 43 days ago

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Former Easton Police Chief John Solomon died on Saturday surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Solomon, 82, worked in law enforcement for 50 years. He spent 30 of those years as a state trooper and detective stationed in Westport. He moved onto the role of chief inspector at the state Attorney General’s Office before spending his last years serving as Easton's police chief.
Solomon was also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves.
The Easton Police Dept. shared the news with the community, along with pictures from his time in the department. 
A wake will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home in Trumbull. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Trumbull.
The family has organized the Chief John F. Solomon Memorial Scholarship Fund to support Connecticut students seeking careers in law enforcement. They have also provided an online form to plant a tree in honor of Solomon.


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