Deputy shot and killed on 11-year anniversary of joining sheriff’s office: ‘Our hearts are broken’
iStock/Thinkstock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — An El Paso County sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday.
Deputy Micah Flick, 34, was killed while investigating a motor vehicle theft, Sheriff Bill Elder said at a press conference Monday evening. The male suspect opened fire, killing Flick and injuring two other sheriff’s deputies and a Colorado Springs police officer, Elder said. A civilian was injured as well.
Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins, according to Elder.
“Today was his 11 year anniversary with EPSO, and our hearts are broken,” El Paso County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.
Flick “will be missed,” Elder said.
The suspect died at the scene.
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