Hero Down: Kyle PD Officer Fernando Solis Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Wound

Kyle Police Officer Fernando Solis' body was found inside his personal vehicle on Sunday evening.

San Marcos, TX Kyle Police Officer Fernando Solis died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday.

Officer Solis, 28, was off duty at the time of his death, WOAI reported.

San Marcos police located his vehicle parked near an apartment complex at approximately 5 p.m., and discovered his body inside.

On Monday, the department announced that there were no suspects being sought in connection with Officer Solis death.

"Our deepest condolences go out to Officer Solis family and to the entire Kyle Police Department," San Marcos Chief of Police Chase Stapp told WOAI.

Solis will be fondly remembered by KPD staff, Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said, according to the City of Kyle website. His tragic death leaves a hole in our family.

Officer Solis served as a motor vehicle operator in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2011 until 2015, when he received an honorable discharge.

He joined the Kyle Police Department in February of 2017, and attended the police academy several months later.

In December of 2017, he began working as an officer for the department.

We have many unanswered questions, Chief Barnett said. We know this is a difficult time for Solis family and his work familywhat we need right now is to come together as a family to help, to listen, to heal, and to keep moving forward to serve the residents of Kyle.

We are grateful for the time that Fernando was able to be part of the family of brothers and sisters in blue, the chief added. Our family will be here for your family.

Officer Solis leaves behind his sons, 6-year-old Andrew and 2-year-old Nathaniel, according to a fundraising page set up to help the boys.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Kyle Police Officer Fernando Solis, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. Well hold the line from here.

Comments (11)
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burgerallday
burgerallday

RIP

bronx163
bronx163

Cop Suicides are at epidemic levels nationwide. Cops need to talk to one another. Most young cops today punch in punch out. There seems to be a loss in the profession of solid team on/off duty. New jacks are individuals. One team on the street. U see fellow cop with issues lookout for the cop.

Rest In Peace brother May your family get through your loss.

Scattered
Scattered

They have the worst jobs and see the worst of society day after day. They protect us knowing they could lose their lives at any second. They are over worked, underpaid and with so much going on in this world they are now underappreciated and hated and blamed. They have to make split second, life altering decisions and never know if they will make it back to their families at the end of tour. They are our Heros. Rip Officer, Thank you for your service!

Barbara R
Barbara R

My heart breaks for these officers who put their lives on the line day in and day out and get treated so badly. My prayers are with the family and officers.

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Brother...

TopDocBo
TopDocBo

No question all who wear a uniform carry great mental stress and concerns. We need to figuratively and in some cases, literally wrapour arms around them. RIP Brother

Gunnyh1985
Gunnyh1985

His Marine Corps unit, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, would like to find out about services for him. We have numerous alumni in the area. If anyone has the information please email me at GunnyH1985@gmail.com. Thank you.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Our officer are under so much stress and pressure that unfortunately they can't overcome it sometimes....I pray for them and our military every night!!!

Da$
Da$

After 39 years of service, I've seen far too many of our brothers and sisters fall prey to this end. It's tragic that officers fear the stigma of reaching out for help. If they do, it's a so called "sign of weakness," or some ass-wipe declares you are not fit for duty. We all suffer from the demons of what we see, what we hear, what we experience. Now, with eight hardcore years of also making us the damn enemy, the stress and pressures are relentless. RIP brother.