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Ray Sollars

Chrisman Fire Department battles house fire

A Chrisman man is lucky to be alive after his home exploded. At approximately 12:45, the home of Michael Brinkley, located at 223 North State Street erupted in flames. Luckily for Brinkley, about a half a block away were Illinois Police State Trooper Kris Martinez and Chrisman Police Officer Ray Sollars. “We heard the explosion…

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Ray Sollars puts on uniform for forty second year

Ray Sollars has worn the police uniform for around forty-two years. Sollars joined the Paris Police Department as a Patrolman in 1980. “I was promoted to Acting Lieutenant in 1985, which became Acting Sergeant during a department reorganization in 1986,” Sollars said. “I was approached by Chief H. Eugene Ray in 1987 about creating a…

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