El Paso County Deputy Hailed a Hero by Family

Colorado Springs—The family of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick, who was killed in a shootout with a car thief two days ago, says they are grieving the loss of a hero and a “truly wonderful man.”  Family members say the 34 year old Flick reacted selflessly to protect the public and fellow law enforcement officers.  They say, above all, he was a man who loved Jesus, loved his family and lived life with passion.  Authorities say 19 year old Manuel Zetina opened fire on Flick and a group of other plain clothes officers after a struggle as they tried to arrest him in the parking lot of a Colorado Springs apartment complex.  Zetina was also killed in the gunfire.  Flick is survived by his wife Rachael and 7 year old twin boys.   Flick’s funeral will be held this Saturday.