Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Officer Edgar Isidro Flores, 24

DeKalb County Georgia Police Department

December 13, 2019 – Officer Edgar Flores was shot and killed during a traffic stop that subsequently led to a foot pursuit. The suspect hid behind a building and fired at officers as they approached. A police K9 was also shot and wounded and was transported to a veterinarian’s office in critical condition.



Detective Larry Marrero, 58

Miami Beach Florida Police Department

November 28, 2018 – Detective Larry Marrero suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the department’s physical fitness program. He is survived by his wife and two children.




Sergeant Benton Bertram, 33

Charlestown Indiana Police Department

December 12, 2018 – Sergeant Ben Bertram was involved in the pursuit of a vehicle that fled the scene of a traffic stop. During the chase, Officer Bertram’s patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. His K9 partner was injured during the crash but survived. Sergeant Bertram is survived by his parents.


Officer Jermaine Brown, 46

Miami-Dade Florida Police Department

December 12, 2018 – Officer Jermaine Brown was killed in an ATV crash while responding to assist officers involved in an enforcement detail regarding  illegal activity along a canal trail. Officer Brown is survived by his wife and three children. His wife also serves with the department.



Sergeant Matthew Moreno, 37

Las Animas County Colorado Sheriff’s Office

December 12, 2018 – Sergeant Matthew Moreno was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic call. While responding, his police truck collided with an oncoming car whose passengers also died in the crash. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one stepson.