HOUSTON – A Houston police officer who was seriously injured in what was described as a “freak accident” two years ago died early Thursday.
Senior Officer Jerry Flores, who was assigned to the Houston Police Department’s gang division fell from a golf cart in April 2018 and hit his head on concrete. He was left critically injured and was comatose for more than a week.
Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, announced Flores' death in a tweet Thursday morning.
“RIP brother you are a legend and will be missed by all,” Gamaldi wrote in the tweet.
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.— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) October 1, 2020
RIP brother you are a legend and will be missed by all.
Houston police Chief Art Acevedo also remembered Flores in a tweet.
“Today we lost Senior Police Officer Jerry Flores, a kind, generous man who never met a stranger & did so much for so many,” Acevedo wrote in the tweet.
Today we lost Senior Police Officer Jerry Flores, a kind, generous man who never met a stranger & did so much for so many. Jerry’s sister Lind, & his extended family loved him deeply & cared for him until his final breath. @houstonpolice is lifting the Flores family in prayer. https://t.co/FIrRgLuxgs— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) October 1, 2020