Statement by Jennifer Loudon, wife of Officer Thor Soderberg

"Start by taking care of every child. Thor and I knew that each young person needs five important adults and one strong adult to provide a positive influence in their lives. In his honor, please use a kind word, a smile - as much as you can give to help someone in need. Every one of us can do a tremendous amount of good to impact a child, even one that isn't ours.

"It was critically important to Thor and I that we were 'that' person for other children, including many from the Englewood community."

The family of Officer Soderberg has established The Thor Soderberg Fund - Connecting Youth with Nature for those wishing to honor his memory. The fund can be found online at the Chicago Community Trust's website,

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