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Constable Edward Earl Flora

Warren County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 1990

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Reflections for Constable Edward Earl Flora

I wanted to stop by and write on your page today. It’s hard to believe that you will be gone nearly 31 years coming up next month. I have grieved and missed you everyday of 31 years. It’s also hard to believe that Mimmie has also left us, and now we grieve her. I wanted to pick the phone up and call her with some news today and couldn’t. I know you would be proud of me for following in your footsteps. I’m now in my sophomore year of Criminal Justice. I want to make a difference and help keep crime off the streets. I know you are happy in heaven now with Mimmie there with you. I just can’t help but to miss you both so much. Y’all we’re definitely the glue to our family. I love you and hope to see you when my time comes.

Tonya Beck
2nd oldest grandchild

September 21, 2021

As I stand in the hallway of the hospital with Mimmie as she continues to decline, just wanted to wish you Pa a Happy Birthday. We miss you dearly but will never ever forget you. RIP Pa, we love you dearly ❤️

Oldest grandchildren Crystal C Young
WCSO

January 30, 2021

30 years have passed sometimes it truly feels like a lifetime other days it’s seems like just a few months. We are still left here for absolutely no reason, asking why? The day today is much like it was then, drizzling rain & dreary. I will reflect on the good times today in your honor. I will NOT let Brian Woodcock win today! Miss you, love you! RIP Pa

Oldest grandchild Crystal C Young
WCSO

October 26, 2020

Happy Birthday Pa. Miss you dearly...love you.

Crystal Croslin Young
Oldest Grandchild

January 30, 2020

Happy Birthday Pa! Love you & miss you dearly.

Oldest grandchild Crystal C Young
WCSO

January 30, 2020

October 26,1990 is definitely a day we will never forget. For me the day was just as any other day, school & work. However the events there after was anything but normal. The day ended with a death & the Flora family in shock left to figure out how to accept our new normal, which is without you Pa. Well for 29 years we’ve done the best we could however it’s still not good. 29 years it still hurts like it was yesterday, still are asking why, I go through so many emotions this time of year. You know this year it’s just MAD, I’m just mad. Senseless! I however am grateful that the parole board heard not only my anger but my sisters pain my moma & daddy’s pain & heartbreak , as well as the rest of my family’s pain & in August of ‘19 they seen fit to keep Brian Woodcock, the one responsible for all these emotions, behind bars for an additional 10 years. So in 2029 we will go fight again. For now though Pa I just want to pay homage to you - you were hard but that’s what this world needs more of, now more than ever. Accountability, responsibility, actions & consequence morals -we could use these a bit more to make everyday better. Thank you for your toughness I will always do my best to be that example for my child & others that you were for me. RIP Pa #GoneButNotForgotten

Oldest grandchild Crystal C Young
WCSO

October 26, 2019

First & foremost, the Flora family would like to THANK the men & women that served as our voice & represented us during your time on our case. My grandfather, Earl Flora, Pa, as we called him, he was a mighty fine man. Wish you all could have met him under different circumstances. 10 years will come fairly quick things you notice as you get older, but I personally am grateful for for the 10 year deferment. My grandmother will be 88 on the 29th of this month, that’s the best birthday present she probably will receive. I am thankful you all listened to our pain felt our hurt & believed that Brian Woodcock’s residence is as is for the safety of all. Many thanks for your care concern & love for not only our family, but for our community & country as a whole. God Bless!

Oldest grandchild Crystal Young
WCSO

August 12, 2019

Well yesterday proved that there’s still hope. Moms called after she has spoken with Frankfort. The 2 couldn’t agree on what needed to be done with Brian Woodcock’s fate, so our case will be presented again Monday, this time , the full parole board panel, will have to decide. Majority rules, so yes , I am greedy I pray for our cries pleas & representation of Earl Flora, was heard & they give him a serve out. However, I’d they settle on 2, 5, or 10 years then we will gladly accept & will return to Frankfort when time is up.

Crystal Young

August 8, 2019

Call was received today from Frankfort, the 2 couldn’t come to an agreement in our case, so Monday, it will go before the whole parole board & we will know something hopefully after they meet. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers love & support. Please keep praying we hear good news.

Oldest grandchild Crystal Young
WCSO

August 7, 2019

So we wait! We have once again traveled from Bowling Green to Frankfort to meet the parole board. Brian Woodcock will have his pleas heard Wednesday the 7th, but for now I feel that our cries, pleas, emotions, frustration & anger has been heard. We shall see.

Crystal C Young
Oldest grabdhc

August 5, 2019

Well once again I’m asking for help! August 5, 2019 we will head to Frankfort once again, in hopes that the parole board hears our pleas. Please join me in asking that they whomever they are, that Brian Woodcock is given a serve out sentence. We will continue to fight til there’s no fight left. You Pa deserve that!! I still am asking the same question 29 yrs later, as of 2 yrs ago, at his last attempt to get out, was given the same answer, no answer.

Oldest grandchild Crystal C. Young
Warren County, Bowling Green KY

July 10, 2019

Rest in peace Constable Flora.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 17, 2019

Today Oct 26, 2018...

This time of year more so than ever is a time of reflection for me. Today started off with a costume contest at RES for Kelsea, she tied for 3rd place in the most original category. Why does this matter? It matters because I’m having to type it in on this iPhone rather than telling you face to face, though you’d think it was silly, it matters because it’s part of your legacy. Nichole’s 2 girls also participated.

Today is drizzling rain & just out right yucky, best I remember 28 years ago it had been a very similar kind of day with the weather. I worked at K-mart at the time part time & got off went to Three Springs ball park for a Co-Ed softball game, why does this matter because over & over in my reflection I remember you telling Moma what good is that going to do you all, that’s not gonna put food on the table nor money in your pocket. You were right it couldn’t do that but it kept me out of trouble. I often think wish Brian Woodcock had of participated in something that kept him out of trouble but it didn’t. He is the reason I’m typing this on this website. He & I are very close to the same age but my life took a better path. I will be employed next month for 21 years @ BGMU, utility company that serves the city of Bowling Green. I’ve been married soon to be 10 years in the spring, we’ve got a gorgeous soon to be 8 year old, why does this matter...it matters because this is part of you & your legacy.

Not to say that Moma & Daddy didn’t have a had in the way I turned out because they absolutely did, but they too learned from you, hard work never hurt anyone, honesty & integrity are values you want to be used when people reflect & remember you.

I am soon to be 46 years old & never have I ever heard a bad word said against you or your name & for that Pa, that tells what kind of person you were. The values you had & showed were honorable. I only hope we can continue to represent the Flora name the same way you did.

Next year we’ll have to go back to Frankfort & fight but rest asssure yourself we will do so. We’ll keep fighting til there’s no fight left.

RIP Pa! We love you & miss you always.

Crystal C Young
Oldest grandchild

October 26, 2018

Pa, we are nearing the 28th year that you were taken from us. As I sit here today and look across the field at your house, I can’t help to be sad. I miss you so much and I often find myself asking you for advise. Times have really been tough for me this year, but I always remember my family bond and that I can overcome anything that’s thrown at me. Your great grandson whom you never got to meet has given you a great-great grandson. He will be 1 also this month. A lot of Birthdays in Oct. Mine, Casey, Janet, and now Knox. We are all so blessed to have had the time we had with you. Even tho my time was only 16 years, I’m just so thankful you taught me the love and respect I have today. Mimmie has kept the family together and I can only pray after she is gone we all stay close and together. Crystal has always been the mother hen of getting things together (cause she is the oldest grandchild lol) and I’m glad she does. Anyways I was just sitting here looking at all you built over the years and wanted to write you. I miss you and love you Pa, more than you know. I will always keep your name alive and us grandkids, great grandkids and now great great grandkids will do our best to keep Brian Woodcock in jail. May you Rest In Peace and see ya on the other side.

Tonya Beck
2nd oldest grandchild

October 8, 2018

Today you would have been 91....I find myself often thinking..."what if" this or that. Today I wonder what type of 91 year old you would have been. That's all I can do it think it because of the act of Brian Woodcock. So instead of maybe coming to your house this evening & having supper with you I sit behind a computer screen & keyboard to tell you Happy Birthday! Painful yes, but today is your day.

Love you Pa,

Crystal C Young
Oldest Grandchild

January 30, 2018

27 years ago seems like a lifetime then other days like yesterday. In the 27 years we've had ups & downs the most recent was Stevie passed away soon be a year this December. Mimmie has done ok considering but she too has had some things going on with her blood pressure. If it weren't for the senseless act of Brian Woodcock, we could have had you by our side which would have made these things somewhat easier. He still after all
these years can't give us a reason as to why he pulled the trigger & I know as a Christian I am supposed to forgive, but I haven't got there yet & not sure I ever will.

Miss you dearly!! So wish our daughter could have met you. She does however know who you are, we will forever keep your memory alive!

Crystal C Young
Oldest Grandchild

October 26, 2017

10:37 A.M. CST, phone rings I see it says Frankfort, KY. Today is the day we should hear what the full parole board recommends because last week the verdict could be agreed upon. So the lady introduces herself again tells me that inmate Brian Woodcock fate was that the panel reached a agreed upon sentence extension of 2 more years.

THE FLORA FAMILY, would like that thank each member of the parole panel from the bottom of our heart.

I of course am selfish I'd like to have seen a longer extension because I am human, naturally, but I am very grateful with their decision for him to remain imprisoned 2 more years. When the time comes for us to load up & go back to Frankfort KY, we will do so.

Each & every time that we have done in the past & however many more times we have to in the future. We will not give up roll over & quit, that's no how we do things. We are fighters & we'll continue to fight. Promise!!

Crystal C Young
oldest grandchild

August 14, 2017

Received a phone call about an hour ago, the 2 ladies couldn't reach an agreement, so for that I feel there's still a ray of hope that he'll stay incarcerated. We found out that of the 7 member panel there are 2 retired Kentucky State Police Officers. So we are keeping our fingers crossed that is 2 votes. We obviously know that one of the 2 votes today was in our favor, so of the remaining 3 members on the panel all we need is one vote to keep him incarcerated, because it is a majority vote.

The panel will meet again on Monday August 14 to decide once again the fate of the person that is responsible for your absence here on earth. I promised years ago we'll fight until there's no fight left & 26.8 years later, I still make that promise.

Crystal C Young
oldest grandchild

August 8, 2017

Riding home from parole hearing today. Heart heavy again praying he has to serve out. We will find out tomorrow this time we were in front of a 7 member panel. Praying that our please didn't fall upon deaf ears. We'll continue to fight I promise

Crystal C Young
Oldest grandchild

August 7, 2017

Just wanted to wish you a Happy 90th Bday! Hate it you're celebrating it in heaven & we are celebrating it just in conversation here in KY. Love you & miss you.

Crystal C Young
Oldest grandchild

January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Pa. May you rest in peace.

Love You,

Crystal Croslin Young
Oldest grandchild

January 30, 2016

As I sit here today its hard for me to believe that today is 25 years since your last call. We have had a host of emotions since then. Hurt, anger, madness every other one you could possibly imagine. I don't suppose we are unique by any stretch of imagination we've had ups & downs, illnesses, unexpected things just like any other family, but it sure would have been better if we could have, "called daddy" or "asked Pa" our stability was took on October 26, 1990. I figure my night tonight will consist of watching Dancing with the Stars cooking some supper & getting our daughter (will be 5 next month) ready for bed. Here's to hoping tonight proves uneventful, but the one thing will stand strong, you PA will never be forgotten! Love always!!

Crystal C Young
Oldest grandchild

October 26, 2015

Thank you all for your love & support, we rec'd confirmation about an hour ago, parole denied, deferred for 24 months.

Crystal Croslin Young
Oldest Grand Child

August 19, 2015

Parole date is scheduled for August 17, 2015 @ 1 pm. Please I ask everyone that comes by this website...PLEASE PRAY the parole board will see that THIS does NOT take place. We have lost my grandfather, Oct 26, 1990 then when the hearing/sentencing took place for a 2nd time, now this 3rd request of parole. So that's a total of 5 times! My grandmother & family has endured enough & no other family should have to endure this either. With his parole I feel that the potential is there for another fatality in due time. I pray NO PAROLE, pray with me.

Crystal C Young
Oldest grandchild

July 8, 2015

R.I.P. Brother.

Inv. Bowman
Dare Co. Sheriff's Office, NC

June 26, 2015

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