Officer Edgar Flores of the DeKalb County Police Department was killed by gunfire last week.
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department

Funeral services for slain DeKalb officer set for Tuesday, Wednesday

Funeral arrangements have been made for the DeKalb County police officer who was shot and killed by a suspect after a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.

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A funeral service for Officer Edgar Isidro Flores, 24, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church on Mount Vernon Road in Dunwoody, Channel 2 Action News reported. His body will be taken from Hall County to the funeral home at 7 a.m., and DeKalb officers will take part in a procession from police headquarters to the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch.

Flores will be buried in Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest following the Wednesday funeral service, Channel 2 reported.

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Brandon Taylor, 33, is accused of shooting and killing Flores on Candler Road before running behind a business and shooting a K-9 in the head, AJC.com previously reported. Taylor was subsequently shot and killed by responding officers.

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Flores, who was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, had been with the department for a year and a half. He would have celebrated his 25th birthday Monday.

He was the fifth officer killed in the line of duty this year in Georgia. 

GoFundMe page has been set up to help Flores’ fiancee, Lizandra Mora, pay for his funeral and other pending bills. 

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