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Law enforcement bikers help out one of their own

Wilson County corrections officer, family were forced out of home after a fire

FLORESVILLE, Texas – A Wilson County family is learning just how big their family really is just weeks after a fire destroyed part of their home.

Members of three separate law enforcement motorcycle clubs delivered donations of clothes, home necessities and money to Wilson County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer Alfonso Flores III and his family on Saturday.

The Flores family was forced out of their Floresville home after a fire on April 18 burned away part of the roof and left the house filled with charred rooms and smoke damage.

The family said the full extent of the damage is still being determined, and they have been living in an apartment in the meantime.

After Flores' supervisor lured them to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, they found themselves face-to-face with bikers of the Reguladores, Sentinels and Blue Knights - all law enforcement-based motorcycle clubs.

Reguladores National Sergeant-At-Arms Michael Marr presented checks and cash to a visibly emotional Flores.

"We expected only family would come around, and we've just been overwhelmed by how many people outside our family (have) come in," Flores said.

"Law enforcement bike clubs - you are family," Marr told him.

Flores isn't the only one of his family in law enforcement. His wife, Maria, works in the Wilson County probation office.

Their law enforcement family may not know them, but it will still help them.

"I have about 20 people involved here," Marr said. "And only one has ever met this family."

The Flores family said they didn't expect all the help they've gotten since the fire from friends, co-workers and strangers alike.

"There are good people out there. Gotta say it," Flores said. "There are good people, and God sends them here.

"People like this, make me know that God is there," he said.

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