El Paso County Sheriff, community remembers Det. Micah Flick

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"My heart is broken", commented El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, in reference to the death of Deputy Micah Flick on Monday.

Flick was one of three deputies, a Colorado Springs Police officer and a civilian who were all shot during the response. They encountered an adult male suspect, a struggle ensued, and shots were fired, the chief says. Officers returned fire, killing Zetina.

The injured officers' names were not immediately released.

CSPD Detective Marcus Yanez was treated for injuries and released after the shooting. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it also responded.

"It is heartbreaking to hear a mom and wife explain to the children that dad has been killed and is now with Jesus", Elder said. He says sheriff's Sgt. He was released from the hospital in good condition Monday night. Two El Paso County Sheriff officers were struck and are hospitalized. According to CSPD, the adult male was shot while walking in the vicinity of the shootout, and he is now undergoing treatment for his injuries at an area hospital.

Four other law enforcement officers and two civilians were wounded, and the gunman was killed in the shootout. CSPD says the detectives involved have been placed on routine administrative leave.

The office called him an "outstanding member who will be missed". All three deputies, including Flick, were wearing body armor at the time they were shot. An autopsy was completed by the El Paso County Coroner's Office on Tuesday.

Detective Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins. It is a loss for our agency, it is a loss for our community.

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Flick is the third law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in five weeks.

In a statement, Gov. John Hickenlooper called the shooting a "senseless act of violence".

"This is indeed a hard day for our agencies", Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey said at a press conference.

"She was moved so much by the level of service that deputy Gumm provided to her son that she took the time to reach out and make sure that we knew", Sheriff Michael McIntosh said.

Hickenlooper ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at public buildings across the state beginning Tuesday and lasting until sunset on the day of Flick's funeral.

Monday was Flick's 11th anniversary of serving with the sheriff's office.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1 p.m.at New Life Church, located at 11025 Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs.

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