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Slain deputy to be remembered as a ‘great hero’ at the funeral

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A slain Colorado sheriff’s deputy was remembered as a great hero in a funeral that drew thousands, including the state’s top leaders.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick died Monday in a shooting incident, which has three other officers and a bystander injured.

The Colorado Springs newspaper, The Gazette reports Gov. John Hickenlooper was among those who spoke Saturday, and told Wipe the widow and 7-year-old twins that “the whole country is in mourning with you.”

He said Colorado is better off because of Flick and “he will node, sorely missed.”

Flick is the third Colorado officer killed in the line of duty in the past five weeks.

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This story has been corrected to indicate that Flick was the third officer killed in the past five weeks.

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