EL PASO COUNTY – Everyone is invited to attend a ceremony to honor the memory of fallen El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Micah Flick on the first anniversary of his line-of-duty death. He was killed while serving as part of an auto theft task force in Colorado Springs.
On Tuesday, February 5th, a patrol car will be in place in front of the Sheriff’s Office (27 E. Vermijo Ave.) for a ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
Immediately afterwards an Honor Guard outside the Criminal Justice Center (2739 E. Las Vegas St.) will place a wreath in front of the building sign.
Flick was shot and killed on the February 5, 2018 as the task force members moved in to arrest 19-year-old Manuel Zetina at the Murray Hill Apartments. Zetina opened fire, mortally wounding Flick and wounding an innocent bystander, Thomas Villanueva, along with El Paso County Detective Scott Stone and CSPD Detective Marcus Yanez. Zetina was killed as officers returned fire.
In the days following the shooting, the community beyond New Life Church got to know his widow, Rachael Flick, who expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support from the community, and shared her family’s deep connection with their faith and Colorado Springs. Flick is survived by his wife and their two children.
Flick grew up in the Colorado Springs area where he graduated from Colorado Springs Christian Schools and made his mark with people across the community throughout his life.