EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The family of a El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy who died in the line of duty will get to keep their health insurance for the next year.

Rachael Flick (credit: CBS)

Deputy Flick’s wife and their two young children were at risk of losing it.

Deputy Micah Flick (credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)

Flick was shot and killed earlier this month in Colorado Springs while trying to apprehend a suspect in a stolen vehicle investigation.

Under county policy, his family was set to lose their insurance at the end of the month, but on Thursday night, a board voted to change that policy, and extend the benefits for up to a year at no cost.