Life, service of El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Micah Flick honored at funeral

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Funeral for Detective Micah Flick of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The funeral for El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Micah Flick took place Saturday afternoon. “He was a hero, not for the way he died, but for the way he lived,” El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said.

It was held at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. A procession from the church to Falcon, Colorado followed.

Flick, Sgt. Jake Abendschan and deputy Scott Stone were investigating a vehicle theft when the shooting took place near the Murray Hills apartments east of downtown Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon.

Flick was killed in the shooting, Colorado Springs Police Department officer Marcus Yanez and a civilian, Thomas Villaneuva, were also wounded. The suspect, 19-year-old Manuel Zetina, was killed.

Flick, 34, is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins. He marked his 11th anniversary with the sheriff’s office on Monday.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said donations can be made for the Flick family online or by mail. Click here to make a donation.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation
1980 Dominion Way, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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