Fallen DeKalb officer receives Officer of the Year award

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Major K.D. Johnson holds the Officer of the Year award for slain DeKalb County Police Officer Edgar Flores during the Jan. 9 DeKalb County Police Department South Precinct Officer and Community Appreciation Awards ceremony. The program was held at the south precinct headquarters in Decatur.

Congressman Hank Johnson was unable to attend the ceremony, but presented Flores with a U.S. Citizen of Distinction honor. Members of Flores’ family were present to accept the honor.

During the ceremony, night-watch Captain Bell shows a portrait of Flores that was done in his honor.

At the end of the ceremony, members of the Flores family (brother, Alexis Flores, mother, Laura Saucedo Flores and fiancé, Lizandra Mora) police officers and community members held a symbolic balloon and dove release. Photos by Travis Hudgons



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  • Jerry Jackson Admin at REFORM DeKalb

    January 15, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Rest in Peace DeKalb Officer Edgar Flores. … Thank you for helping to keep me safe in South DeKalb. … Major KD Johnson and Chief Conroy work hard to keep us safe with the limited resources they are provideed by The BOC and CEO Michael Thurmond. … The Office of Director of Public Safety and an Assistand Director here in DeKalb is an absolute waste of Tax Payer dollars and lots of them. … We need boots on the streets not folks sitting around. … A fully staffed 911 Emergency Call Center would be nice also …


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