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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --  Members of New Life Church in Colorado Springs gathered Wednesday night to honor El Paso County sheriff's deputy Micah Flick and his fellow first responders.

Flick was shot and killed Monday while investigating a report of a stolen vehicle in Colorado Springs.

The service was held at the church where Flick had been a longtime member. For those at the church, there’s peace in faith knowing Flick is in a better place. The loss, though, is still difficult to accept.

“Our hearts are broken when we lose one, especially in a senseless, horrific way like we lost him,” the church’s pastor said.

The 11-year veteran is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins.

“He’s a good man,” the pastor said. “Good dad. Good father. Good husband. Good brother.”

The family said Flick was someone who was passionate about helping those who could not help themselves.

The death marks the third killing of a Colorado deputy since New Year’s Eve.

One of the main intentions of the service was praying that no other families will have to hear their first responder loved one won’t be coming home.

“Keep them in mind as we pray through this,” the pastor said. “Pray over our city. Our city needs healing after this.”

Flick’s funeral will be held at New Life Church at 1 p.m. Saturday. It is open to the public.

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