2 LPD officers set up fundraisers to help officer after cancer diagnosis

Officers set up fundraiser to help brother in need

EDITORS NOTE: The event has been rescheduled due to potential bad weather and is now scheduled to be at Wild West Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Two Lubbock police officers are asking for your help to help one of their own.

Sergeant Cecil Garcia and officer Corey Williams are working to help their brother, Felipe Flores, at the Lubbock Police Department. Flores was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and underwent surgery. He will be out of work for a while during his recovery, further treatments, and rehabilitation. Garcia and Williams said they went to the academy with Flores and they’ve all been serving on the Lubbock Police Department since 2006.

Garcia started a GoFundMe page for Flores and so far they’ve raised more than $5,200.

Williams has also set up an event to help the family. The event has been rescheduled due to potential bad weather and is now scheduled to be at Wild West Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 11; 100 percent of the funds raised will go to the Flores family to help them with their expenses.

Williams said, “We’ll be open 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. or whenever we shut it down. We’re going to be selling food out there to support Flores to raise money. Live band. Lubbock Police Department’s motorcycle squad will have a demonstration. We’ll have fun out there.”

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