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El Paso County commissioners vote to dedicate peace officers memorial

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The Board of El Paso County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to dedicate a peace officers memorial in Memorial Park next week.

The memorial will honor 32 people killed in the line of duty in El Paso County and Teller County since 1895, including deputy Micah Flick who was killed on Feb. 5, 2018. Each name will be honored with an 18 by 24 inch bronze plaque.

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder was at the meeting to receive the proclamation.

“We are very, very excited that this year we will cut the ribbon and celebrate the Peace Officers Memorial at the new site,” Elder said.

The memorial will be dedicated next Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park off Union Boulevard south of Pikes Peak Avenue. There will also be a memorial service on Friday at 10 a.m. for fallen officers in the Pikes Peak Region as well as the 5K valor run on Saturday. There will also be a Peace Officers Memorial Ball on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Video of the proclamation is available below:

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