DeKalb County honors Officer Edgar Flores

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Today, the men and women in blue honored fallen Officer Edgar Flores with a funeral service in Dunwoody, one of two held for him.

Officers and other public safety personnel traveled in a more than mile-long motorcade at 9:30 a.m. from DeKalb County’s public safety headquarters in Tucker to All Saints Catholic Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, where the funeral service was held.

A packed crowd, which included Gov.-elect Brian Kemp, attended the service. Tears flowed as tributes  were made honoring Officer Flores.

Officer Flores would have turned 25 years old on Monday, Dec. 17. He died in the line of duty while working a routine traffic stop on Candler Road in South DeKalb on Dec. 13.

Officer Flores pulled over Justin Taylor, 33. Taylor fled on foot and shot the officer in the head as the officer pursued him.

Taylor was shot and killed by police who arrived on the scene  after they tracked him down.

A processional  that included DeKalb law enforcement and others from around the state also was held for Officer Flores on Saturday, Dec. 15.

See the Dec. 15 video shot by Glenn L. Morgan/OCG News here.


Updated News:

DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County Police Officer Edgar Isidro Flores was fatally shot on Thursday, Dec. 13, at approximately 5 p.m., near the intersection of Candler and Tilson Roads.

Flores, 24, was hired by the police department on May 8, 2017, and graduated from the police academy on Nov. 4, 2017.

The officer was shot while conducting a traffic stop. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.


Breaking News:

A DeKalb County police officer has died after being rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition following a routine traffic stop on Candler Road in DeKalb County around 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

The officer’s identity is being withheld until next of kin are notified, DeKalb Police Chief James Conroy said at a press conference tonight at the scene.

The suspect who shot the officer also died after being taken to Grady.

The suspect was shot as police arrived on the scene and tracked him hiding nearby.

Officials said a K-9 that assisted with the pursuit was shot by the suspect. The K-9 was taken to the vet.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is working the scene.

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  • Lucy

    December 13, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    To the family and Police DEPARTMENT. YOU ALL have my deepest sympathy. May God be with you.


  • Cindy

    December 14, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    My heart goes out to this young officer and his family. I can’t express I am feeling and the Dekalb county communities. I don’t know him personal but heart tell me he was a good man. I ask God why he take the good people and leave the bad one. He replied because he completed his assignment. His assignment like us all is to bring love in this crazy world. I know he with God because I feel this young spirit. Mom, father, spouse, children, and family he forfuled his duty as an officer and a man of God.


  • james F tormey

    December 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Officer Cooper in Covington and now this. What the heck is going on?


  • Jerry Jackson Admin at REFORM DeKalb

    December 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    This Good Man / Good Officer worked in my neighborhood. His Service and Sacrifice is that of a Super Hero. Our kindest thoughts of peace and comfort go out to the Family, his Police Family and Friends. This just breaks my heart. … as a voice gently wispers, well done good and faithful servant … May God Bless Thee and Keep Thee Officer Edgar Flores.


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