Jorge Flores (also referred to as George Flores ) who worked for the New York Police Department starting as a PO and ending as a 2nd Grade Detective is being reported to have passed away as per a statement by Detectives’s Endowment Association posted on August 28.
Jorge was one of the many 1st respondents of the Sept. 11th, 2011 Terrorist attack. he assisted with recovery efforts at the various sites; morgue, and ground zero among others. Upon retiring, he moved with his family to S. Florida.
Jorge Flores Wife
George was married to Det Luz Figueroa-Flores and the couple has 2 teenage daughters.
Jorge Flores Cancer
A GoFundMe was set up back in March 2019 to help his family after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, one o of the many diseases/health conditions that are recognized as being related to 9-11. At the time, George was receiving treatment in NYC and his wife had to keep traveling from Florida as his condition was being evaluated. In the GoFundMe that was set up by Philip Valles on behalf of Luz Figueroa, the funds were meant to help the family as they awaited his WTC Health Program certification.
Jorge had participated for over 6 months with the WTC Health Program recovery efforts which advocated for healthcare & compensation related to the 9011 health conditions.
Jorge Flores Death & Cause
Jorge ‘s death was announced on Sunday, August 28, 2022, in a statement by the Detectives’ Endowment Association who wrote in a tweet, ‘It’s with a broken heart that we announce the passing of retired Detective Jorge Flores. A former member of the Brooklyn Child Abuse Squad & DEA Delegate, Jorge fiercely battled a 9/11 illness. His loved ones are in our prayers as we remember Jorge with this recent video tribute’
It’s with a broken heart that we announce the passing of retired Detective Jorge Flores. A former member of the Brooklyn Child Abuse Squad & DEA Delegate, Jorge fiercely battled a 9/11 illness. His loved ones are in our prayers as we remember Jorge with this recent video tribute. pic.twitter.com/BW1yhRW0nk
— Detectives' Endowment Association (@NYCPDDEA) August 29, 2022