Balloon release, appreciation awards set to remember DeKalb Officer Edgar Flores

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DeKalb County District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson and the South DeKalb Police Precinct are inviting the community to the Officer and Community Appreciation Awards, which will be held this year in memory of DeKalb County Police Officer Edgar Isidro Flores.

The awards program, which is open to the public, will be held on Jan. 9, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., at the South Precinct 2842 H.F. Shepherd Drive, Decatur. The balloon release in memory of Flores will follow the awards program.     

 Flores died in the line of duty in December after he was shot during a routine traffic stop on Candler Road in South DeKalb. Flores, who was 24 years old, had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for just 18 months.

The man who shot Flores also was killed during the incident after officers arrived on the scene and tracked the suspect with K-9 Indi. The police dog was critically injured but pulled through surgery from his injuries and attended the officer’s funeral at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, where Flores was remembered with emotional tributes.  

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  • Rose McClain

    January 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    I met this young Officer this past summer at the South Precinct. I was so taken when he came in and spoke directly to me. I thought, he looks to be 18. This has been so troubling and traumatic for me. I thought of his loss to at such a young age, him Family loss and our loss this past Holiday Season. I am still grieving. Thank you.


  • Rose McClain

    January 6, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you for remembering Officer Flores.


  • Jerry Jackson Admin at REFORM DeKalb

    January 8, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Thank You DeKalb Officer Edgar Flores for keeping me safe in Gresham Park. Our kindest thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Our Police took a terrible hit. God bless them each and all as they greive heavily for their Fallen Brother. …

    The lack of a response to this crime wave from the DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond, The Director of Public Safety and his Deputy Director are disgusting and makes all of DeKalb unsafe. Let there be no doubt my fellow citizens, The CEO’s lack of response/a plan for this crime wave places us all in Great Peril. …

    Just today there was another Officer involved shooting at the Red Lobster on Candler Rd. About three blocks from where Officer Flores was slain. … Commissioner Larry Johnson and Kathie Gannon both turn a blind eye to this crime and do nothing to bring in additional Police Resourses that are needed for This Crime Ware of Huge Preportations. …

    If this area was New Jack City, that would be an improvement. … I ride public transit, MARTA routes # 74, #186, #15, #32 and #107 which sevve this area. … Often, I fear a gun battle is close at hand on any one of these MARTA Bus Routes. … Sometimes, I exit the bus early in fear and I’m a Devil Dog MARINE. …

    I suggest that each and all call the CEO Michael Thurmond and voice their concerns. … DO THIS, IN MEMORY OF DEKALB OFFICER EDGAR FLORES …


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