COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Law enforcement from all over Colorado and the country came to pay their respects to their fallen brother in blue, Deputy Micah Flick, on Saturday.

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Hundreds of people packed into the New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

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A member from every attending agency placed a white flower with a blue tips near Flick’s casket and then saluted the Flick Family.

“The thin blue line is holding, and will continue to hold,” said Flick’s brother-in-law, Chris Brown.

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Chris Brown (credit: CBS)

Flick’s widow, Rachael, thanked the community for the love shown to her family since the night of the shooting.

“And it was so powerful … that they love us and they’re saying thank you,” she said.

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Rachael Flick (credit: CBS)

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder remembered Flick as one of his most dedicated deputies.

“He loved his job, and everyone will tell you he excelled in every job he held. Micah was killed in the line of duty on the exact day of his 11th anniversary of service with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office,” Elder said.

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El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder (credit: CBS)

In the first six weeks of 2018, Gov. John Hickenlooper has attended the funerals of three Colorado law enforcement officers.

“Sometimes I wonder if God takes the best among us to remind us to live our lives to the fullest and live in their image,” the governor said.

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Governor John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

As his family would remember, Flick’s life impact many.

“I love you with all my heart. You are my hero. We have the watch… and lastly, love always wins,” said Brown.

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Hundreds lined the procession route following the funeral.

The public stood in the snow and sub-freezing temperatures waiting for their opportunity to say goodbye to Deputy Flick.

A donation site has been established for Flick’s family online or in person: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, 1980 Dominion Way, Ste. 200. Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Comments (2)
  1. Michael Corn says:

    It is sad to see when a human life is taken and even more sad when several police fall in the line of duty.
    However, for CBS4 to dedicate half the news broadcast to this one event, then bring an unrelated event from Ohio (NOT covering Colorado) and then giving 30 seconds to cover deaths without seat belts is not right. Covering a “fund raising” event for cops when they have full access and as much money as they want (although DPD refusing to wear body cams) armored and gunned to the hilt by the federal government is a waste of our time.
    Hit CBS4 and KOA (rush L) where it will hurt, do not buy from their sponsors for the news and and tell the sponsors that as long as CBS4 and KOA continue to be the mouth of the Republican Party in a city where there is a 70% Democratic registration, we will not buy anything from them.

  2. Ann Pirie says:

    I have put my mourning badge away. I never want to put it on again. Stay yourselves safe out there as you keep us safe. We love you.

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