Government officials offer condolences after death of El Paso County deputy


Local, state, and national government officials are sending their condolences to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office after Detective Micah Flick was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon in Colorado Springs. 

Two other El Paso County deputies, a Colorado Springs police officer, and a bystander were injured in the shooting. The suspect was killed. 

Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement:

“A senseless act of violence has claimed the life of another member of Colorado’s law enforcement family. Late this afternoon, we learned that El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Micah Flick was killed, two other deputies were injured, as was a Colorado Springs police officer and two bystanders. With the recent loss of now three deputies and many others injured, there’s no denying the grave impact this sequence of shootings is having on our state.

“We will once more come together to provide sympathy and strength for the deputy’s loved ones and pray for the recovery of those injured; however, we also must come together and say enough is enough. We want each officer, every deputy, to know we are grateful for their service.

Rep. Doug Lamborn released the following statement: 

“With a heavy heart, I join all of Colorado in mourning the tragic death of El Paso County Deputy Sheriff Detective Micah Flick. The eleven-year veteran was killed in the line of duty tonight in Colorado Springs. Three other El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Colorado Springs Police Officer we’re injured in the same incident. I ask all of Colorado and the nation to join me in prayer for our law enforcement officers and their families.”

Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega released the following statement: 

“It is with extreme sadness that we are hearing about the loss of a hero tonight. We at the City of Fountain want to convey our most sincere condolences to Deputy Flick’s family and want them to know they are in our thoughts and prayers.  We are forever grateful for the Deputy’s brave sacrifice. We are also praying for the other deputy’s and officer who were also involved.  To our brothers and sisters in the El Paso County Sheriffs Department and Colorado Springs Police Department, we stand with you and offer any support and assistance that you may need.”

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