July 2014 Officer of the Month
On February third, while off-duty, Officer Jorge Flores stopped at a local chain store to use its ATM. Upon entering the building, he observed a cashier removing cash from the register and placing it into a plastic bag. The cashier appeared apprehensive. Officer Flores noticed the grip of a handgun in the pocket of a large male standing in front of the cashier.
Officer Flores identified himself, ordered the male to the ground, and yelled for the other employees in the store to dial 911. The offender stated “I’m not going to jail; you’re going to have to shoot me,” and proceeded to reach for his weapon. Officer Flores discharged his weapon, striking the offender. The offender was transported to the hospital, and pronounced dead. It was learned that this offender was wanted for several armed robberies in the area.