Another Colorado Deputy Killed in Line of Duty

Colorado Springs—Colorado’s law enforcement community is once again reeling from the shock over the shooting death of one of their own.  34 year old El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick was gunned down in the line of duty Monday afternoon while investigating a stolen car in Colorado Springs.  Two other deputies, a Colorado Springs police officer and a bystander were injured in the gunfire. The suspect was shot and killed. According to Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, officers encountered a white male suspect, a struggle ensued and shots were fired.  It isn’t clear who drew a weapon first or how many shots were fired. Sheriff Bill Elder says Deputy Scott Stone is still in the hospital but he is expected to recover while Sargent Jake Abendshan was treated for shrapnel wounds.  Meanwhile Flick’s death in the line of duty was the third in Colorado since New Year’s Eve.  Deputy Flick leaves behind a wife and seven year old twin boys.