Super Bowl marks bittersweet day for family of fallen deputy Micah Flick

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 14:00:18-05

EL PASO COUNTY – Tuesday of this week will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick, killed in the line of duty.

But on Sunday, his family had to navigate through another difficult milestone.

Super Bowl Sunday–2018–was a family gathering that is now a precious family memory for the Flick family.

“Lots of fun, lots of laughter,” recalled Micah’s father, Tim Flick.

“Micah was just determined to support Tom Brady. And we just couldn’t understand that,” he said smiling. “But it was a fun time.”

For most of the family, it was the last time they’d ever see him.

“The Super Bowl means something different to us this year. It has a mixture of sadness in it,” said Flick.

Micah’s mother, Chenoa, says she was blessed with one more memory the next morning.

“He was re-living the Super Bowl and how fun it was. I had no idea–neither did he–it was just a regular morning that we would normally have. Next time I see him, it will be in Heaven.”

Most of the family chose to skip the Super Bowl this year and, instead, spend time together watching some much more sacred.

“We have little short clips of videos of Micah singing and doing his kind of a rap thing with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Tim Flick said, laughing. “We’ve been looking at those this morning. It’s sad. But it’s a good memory, too.”

Micah’s parents say the family is now working to keep his legacy strong for years to come.

We’ll hear more from them on Tuesday (the one-year anniversary of his death) about what that legacy is, and how the community can keep it alive.

For more information on the remembrance ceremony scheduled for February 5th, click here.