HOUSTON — Jerry Flores, the Houston police officer who spent greater than twenty years in public service before he was badly hurt in a golf cart accident, has died.
Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, delivered the unhappy information in a tweet on Thursday morning:
“With his incredible family’s permission, I am sad to report our dear friend and retired HPD Officer Jerry Flores passed away this morning. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. RIP brother you are a legend and will be missed by all.”
Officer Flores was critically injured in an accident at a charity golf match on April 12, 2018. He suffered a mind damage after falling off the cart and was in a coma for a number of weeks.
Because the damage occurred whereas he was off-duty, his medical payments have been his private duty. Hundreds of household, associates and fellow legislation enforcement officers held occasions and fundraisers for his profit as he recovered. At the time, his long-term prognosis was mentioned to be good.
Gamaldi didn’t reveal a reason for dying in his tweet on Thursday.
Officer Flores was well-known within the Houston space due to his public service and involvement in the neighborhood.
His facet jobs included working at Houston Astros occasions and on the previous KHOU 11 studios on Allen Parkway.
The Thin Blue Line golf match the place the accident occurred is held yearly to lift money for injured peace officers.