COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The El Paso County Sheriff’s office has identified a deputy who was killed in the line of duty on Monday afternoon.
They say Deputy Micah Flick was shot while responding to a motor vehicle theft investigation.
Deputy Flick was one of three deputies, a Colorado Springs Police officer and a civilian who were all shot in the situation.
Deputy Flick leaves behind a wife and 7-year-old twins. Monday was his 11th anniversary of being with the sheriff’s office.
One boy, the same age of the deputy’s children, watched the procession with his father.
“It’s sad when someone dies because they might have kids and stuff,” said Shane Neener.
Hundreds lined along a procession for Deputy Flick.
“It’s heart wrenching every time something like this happens… And it’s important for me that my kids know that these are important people in the community,” said Shane’s dad, Mike.
Others didn’t want to waste the opportunity to show their support.
“This is the least I could do,” said Rick Beckner.
One woman whose husband worked with Deputy Flick remembered him fondly.
“He always has a smile on his face. He has done so many things in this department in his 11 years. Today was his 11th anniversary,” said Reni Dehaan.
Gov. John Hickenlooper offered a statement following the deadly shooting:
“A senseless act of violence has claimed the life of another member of Colorado’s law enforcement family. Late this afternoon, we learned that El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Micah Flick was killed, two other deputies were injured, as was a Colorado Springs police officer and two bystanders. With the recent loss of now three deputies and many others injured, there’s no denying the grave impact this sequence of shootings is having on our state.
“We will once more come together to provide sympathy and strength for the deputy’s loved ones and pray for the recovery of those injured; however, we also must come together and say enough is enough. We want each officer, every deputy, to know we are grateful for their service.”
The governor ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at all public buildings tomorrow until the day of Deputy Flick’s funeral.