COLORADO SPRINGS – Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of El Paso County deputy Micah Flick, and the sheriff’s office is holding a remembrance ceremony to recognize his life and service.
News5 sat down with Deputy Flick’s parents and talked to them about their son. They spoke about the man he was and the legacy he left behind.
“Micah just stepped forward immediately with no thought of his own life to help spare others and that was just who he was and it came through to the very end,” said Micah’s mother Chenoa Flick.
There will be a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning with a wreath placement and few words from Sheriff Bill Elder. After the ceremony, there will be another wreath placed in front of the Criminal Justice Center. If you would like to pay your respects for Deputy Flick, this is open to the public.
His mom and dad, Chenoa and Tim, tell us it has been difficult since Micah’s death, but they know they want to keep his memory alive.
“I had no idea and either did he, it was just a regular morning, that next time I see him will be in heaven,” added Chenoa. “So love your families well.”
If you are headed to the ceremony or driving in the area, Eastbound Vermijo Ave will be closed from Cascade to Tejon this morning from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.