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Secret Santa, IFPD surprise children of officer who died this year

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IDAHO FALLS — Officer Sabas Flores loved being a police officer. He joined the Idaho Falls Police Department in 2001 and was a member of the S.W.A.T. team.

He compared his work as a police officer to his time serving as an LDS missionary in Argentina. He’d often say, “You get to serve your fellow man.”


Flores was a huge Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees fan. His fellow officers would often tease him if the teams were having a bad season.

Flores unexpectedly passed away on Aug. 18 – leaving behind a son and two daughters.

Idaho Falls police officers have surrounded Flores’ family with love since he died and their mission is to make sure his children have money to pay for college.


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A local Secret Santa and his wife decided they wanted to contribute to the children by donating $10,000.

The elves, members of the Idaho Falls Fraternal Order of Police, IFPD Chief Mark McBride and others paid a surprise visit to the family to present some special gifts.

Watch the video above to see the unforgettable reaction.


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