Barbecue fundraiser held for HPD officer critically injured in golf cart accident

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A barbecue fundraiser was held Thursday for a Houston police officer who was critically injured after falling out of a golf cart.

Officer Jerry Flores has been in the hospital since April, when the incident happened. Flores was at a tournament benefiting the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

Another officer was driving a golf cart when Flores lost his balance and fell.

Sources say he hit his head and suffered a skull fracture. He was taken to Cy-Fair Medical Center.

Flores was off-duty at the time.

Since the accident, Flores has made progress, opening his eyes and responding to his name.

Flores has worked as an off-duty police officer for the Houston Astros, even receiving a World Series ring for his duty to the team.

Astros management and players have all sent well wishes and prayers.

"You know. It's tough. I feel like he's part of our team," said second baseman Jose Altuve back in April. "We know he's having a tough time right now. All we can do is pray for him. Hopefully, he will be back here."

All proceeds benefited Flores.

You can also purchase #JFLOSTRONG shirts in honor of the officer at

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