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Widow, thousands of fellow officers say goodbye to slain El Paso County deputy

Tue, Feb 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM 0

When a suspected car thief opened fire on the task force trying to arrest him, El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick threw his body in front of his...

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Undeterred by snow, residents line roads for El Paso County deputy's funeral procession

Sun, Feb 11, 2018 - 8:21 AM 0

Hours before Saturday's funeral for El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick ended, vehicles began lining the roads where the procession of police and...

Sheriff's Office launches T-shirt fundraiser for deputies Micah Flick and Scott Stone
Sheriff's Office launches T-shirt fundraiser for deputies Micah Flick and Scott Stone

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The outpouring of financial assistance for the family of Deputy Micah Flick and injured Deputy Scott Stone was reinvigorated Wednesday with the launch...

Slain El Paso County deputy's family given health insurance free for a year
Slain El Paso County deputy's family given health insurance free for a year

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Dependents of El Paso County employees killed on the job, including slain sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick, will continue receiving health insurance for up...

Health insurance might end soon for family of fallen El Paso County sheriff's deputy
Health insurance might end soon for family of fallen El Paso County sheriff's deputy

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

At the Saturday funeral for slain Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick, his widow, Rachael, told thousands of people that one of her first questions after...

El Paso County sheriff's deputy wounded in deadly gunbattle released from hospital
El Paso County sheriff's deputy wounded in deadly gunbattle released from hospital

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Deputy Scott Stone was released from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central Wednesday, more than a week after he was wounded in a gunbattle during an...

Deputy tragedies spur reminder of Colorado mental health hotline
Deputy tragedies spur reminder of Colorado mental health hotline

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

An easily accessible resource is available for anyone struggling to deal with the drumbeat of shootings across the Front Range. The state's hotline...

Voice of the Consumer: Tragic shooting leads to calls from fake charities
Voice of the Consumer: Tragic shooting leads to calls from fake charities

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

It has been a tough week for our community, and I know many of you want to give back to our local law enforcement following the tragic shooting that...

El Paso County Sheriff's Honor Guard never left slain deputy's side
El Paso County Sheriff's Honor Guard never left slain deputy's side

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

In a sense, Saturday's funeral for one of their own was a proud moment for the 15 members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard. They...

Gov. Hickenlooper tells Flick family: Entire state grieving with you
Gov. Hickenlooper tells Flick family: Entire state grieving with you

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Gov. John Hickenlooper was among dozens of officials and thousands of mourners who gathered Saturday at New Life Church in Colorado Springs to remember...

Monument police cadets experience the sorrow of their chosen profession
Monument police cadets experience the sorrow of their chosen profession

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Before they had earned their badges, some 17-year-old cadets from Monument experienced the sorrow of a funeral for a slain law enforcement officer....

New York Yankees send flowers, card for slain Colorado Springs deputy
New York Yankees send flowers, card for slain Colorado Springs deputy

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Among the bouquets with cards sent to the funeral of El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick was one from the New York Yankees Major League...

Family braves snowstorm to pay respects to slain Colorado Springs deputy
Family braves snowstorm to pay respects to slain Colorado Springs deputy

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Jarda Somers and her family braved the frigid snowstorm Saturday to pay respects to slain Deputy Micah Flick. "We´re just here to say thanks to an...

Live coverage: Saturday's funeral for Micah Flick, El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy
Live coverage: Saturday's funeral for Micah Flick, El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Mourners arrived en masse to New Life Church in Colorado Springs on Saturday morning, hours before the funeral of slain El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy...

Honor guard accompanies casket carrying deputy into church
Honor guard accompanies casket carrying deputy into church

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

A black hearse with silver trim carried El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick to the church. Four sheriff's deputies on horseback and another...

Agencies pull together to cover county while deputies attend Deputy Micah Flick's funeral
Agencies pull together to cover county while deputies attend Deputy Micah Flick's funeral

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

While El Paso County sheriff's deputies attend fallen deputy Micah Flick's funeral Saturday to say "we've got the watch from here," other county...

Route released for procession after funeral for slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy
Route released for procession after funeral for slain El Paso County sheriff's deputy

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The funeral procession Saturday for slain El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick will travel south on Powers Boulevard and east on Woodmen Road to...

Deputy Micah Flick to be honored with 'standing-room only' service, procession Saturday
Deputy Micah Flick to be honored with 'standing-room only' service, procession Saturday

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Sat, Feb 10, 2018

"We've got an officer down, at least one officer down." Those harrowing words broke through the jabber of police scanner traffic just before 4 p.m....

Bystander wounded in deadly deputy shooting grieves for others despite his own pain
Bystander wounded in deadly deputy shooting grieves for others despite his own pain

By: Eric Singer - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Police shootout victim Thomas Villanueva fears he may be paralyzed from the waist down, but says he's "glad to be alive." As he lay in his hospital...

Colorado Springs shooting suspect had middling criminal record, bragged of gang ties
Colorado Springs shooting suspect had middling criminal record, bragged of gang ties

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Manuel Zetina had a middling criminal record but big ambitions to climb the ranks of a local Mexican street gang. Zetina, 19, was killed in a...

Flag ceremony held for fallen El Paso County sheriff's deputy
Flag ceremony held for fallen El Paso County sheriff's deputy

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

For 15 minutes Thursday afternoon, the usually bustling south end of downtown Colorado Springs was silent while a flag was raised, then lowered to...

Colorado Springs police officer shot during shootout thanks community
Colorado Springs police officer shot during shootout thanks community

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

The Colorado Springs police officer who was shot in the groin during a shootout that killed an El Paso County sheriff's deputy is speaking out for the...

Civilian caught in shootout shares story of being shot, fears he may be paralyzed
Civilian caught in shootout shares story of being shot, fears he may be paralyzed

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

A man who authorities say was in the "wrong place at the wrong time" during a deadly Colorado Springs gunbattle fears he may never walk again. Thomas...

Pastor and reserve El Paso County deputy leads vigil for wounded partner
Pastor and reserve El Paso County deputy leads vigil for wounded partner

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Brian Michaels' concern for El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Scott Stone, who was shot Monday in a gunbattle during an attempted auto-theft arrest, goes...

Protective vests vary in weight, provide limited protection
Protective vests vary in weight, provide limited protection

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Sheriff Bill Elder says deputies and police who wound up in a gun battle at a Colorado Springs apartment complex Monday were wearing protective vests....

Longtime friends remember slain deputy Micah Flick as 'really good man'
Longtime friends remember slain deputy Micah Flick as 'really good man'

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday was a Flick and Zynen family tradition. The children attended the same church and school and got together over Christmas. But years...

Breweries hold fundraisers for fallen officer Micah Flick
Breweries hold fundraisers for fallen officer Micah Flick

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Two local breweries have planned fundraisers for the family of El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick, who was killed in a shooting Monday in...

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How to make a donation to the family of fallen deputy Micah Flick

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 - 1:01 PM

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday how to make donations for the family of fallen deputy Micah Flick.