In all probability 34-year-old Sheriff Micah Flick may have watched the State of the Union Address like millions of others viewers several weeks ago, when the president invited lifelong Democrat Evelyn Rodriguez to join him and share her heartbreaking story with the nation regarding the senseless murder of her 16-year old daughter at the hands of the brutal MS-13 gang.
Her daughter Kayla and her friend Nisa where attacked on September 13th 2016 by the predominantly Latino gang members, many residing in America illegally.
On Monday Sheriff Flick encountered the same senseless faith at the hands of another 19-year-old Mexican gang member named Manuel Zetina.
The incident began as a police task force was investigating auto thefts within the area, conducting a search at the 4200 block of Galley Road at around 4 p.m. Investigating a stolen vehicle, when they encountered Zatina who quickly drew a gun and began firing, hitting Deputy Micah Lee Flick, officers Scott Stone, Sergeant Jake Abendshan, and Officer Marcus Yanez returned fire, however they were also wounded in the gun battle. Flick died on the way to the hospital.
A Facebook page apparently belonging to the Mexican gang member chronicles a young life steeped in gang culture and ultimately violence and death.
On one Facebook posting the young thug boasts in slang referencing gang affiliation; “I bang dat Big Bad Soldados 13 Gang,”
Sheriff Flick was described by fellow lawmen as a great deputy, father, husband, and a great friend to so many, the young husband and father of 7-year old twins, a boy, and a girl grew up in Colorado Springs.
The flag at Colorado Springs Christian Schools (CSCS) is at half-staff today to honor their former student, fallen Deputy Micah Flick. A follower of God, he graduated from this campus back in 2002. @KOAA pic.twitter.com/E4zJaiJwQ4
— Lena Howland (@LenaHowland) February 6, 2018
Mike Hestermann, Chief Development Officer for Shield 616 said, “When the call is given to go, they go, and Micah, that was the way he was wired.”
Donations for the Flick Family can be made here: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, 1980 Dominion Way, Ste. 200. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 pic.twitter.com/uRbFkjIC5c
— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) February 6, 2018
“It’s devastating, it’s heartbreaking, it is a huge loss for our city,” Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor for New Life Church said.
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