It's happened again. For the third time in four weeks, a Colorado deputy has died in the line of duty. Four law enforcement officers were shot in Colorado Springs around 4pm on Monday afternoon near Murray Boulevard and Galley Road. A deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff's office, 34 year old Micah Flick, was killed. El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder says Flick was an outstanding member of his team, serving as a detective in criminal investigation. On the day he died, he was working on his 11th anniversary as a member of the El Paso County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Flick is survived by his wife and 7 year old twins.
The incident began as a search for a stolen car. There was a struggle with an adult suspect, that suspect died at the scene. One civilian was also hurt in the struggle.
Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey says two other deputies and one Colorado Springs Police Officer were also shot. The Police officer is in stable condition, and we've learned that one deputy sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen; he is in stable condition. Another deputy is in good condition with a shrapnel wound.
Donations for the Flick Family can be made to: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, 1980 Dominion Way, Ste. 200. Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Gov. Hickenlooper statement on death of El Paso County sheriff’s deputy and others injured in gun violence
DENVER — Monday, Feb. 05, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement following the death of an El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy.
“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.”