LIFE

Hundreds Of People Line Highway In Below-Freezing Weather To Pay Respects To Fallen Officer

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

On Monday, February 5, 2018, El Paso County Detective Micah Flick was killed in the line of duty.

The 34-year-old deputy leaves behind a wife and 7-year-old twins, according to KDVR.

Detective Flick was shot and killed at the scene. One more officer and a civilian were wounded in the shooting.

Detective Flick’s funeral was held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. “He was a hero, not for the way he died, but for the way he lived,” El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said. Hundreds attended his memorial service.

Following the memorial service for the fallen officer, a procession led him to his final resting place in Falcon, Colorado. Despite below-freezing temperatures and snow, hundreds of people from the community lined the highway for miles to pay their respects.

“It’s very emotional,” a man named Nick Lincoln told KCNC. “It really hits home to me and I think it’s the least we can do to come out here, no matter how cold, and pay our respects.”

Even young children lined the streets holding American flags to show their support for the police officer. “We were holding flags to honor the policeman,” one little boy said. “A lot of people really do respect them.”

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Footage and photos provided by KCNC Denver

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