COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick lost his life in a shootout with an auto-theft suspect earlier this week, donations to his surviving family have tallied up to nearly $150,000.
Flick was laid to rest this past Saturday after a funeral attended by thousands. He was fatally shot on Feb. 5 in an apartment complex parking lot in east Colorado Springs.
The sheriff's office set up an official fund for Flick's family through their foundation, and donations started to pour in. The donation link is still active HERE.
According to the sheriff's office, the foundation has collected $130,000 and another $12,000 was paid directly to Rachael Flick, Micah's wife.
The GoFundMe account for the innocent bystander wounded in the shooting also reached its goal of $20,000. Thomas Villanueva was still in the hospital Friday and may be paralyzed.
Sen. Cory Gardner also recognized Flick's death on the Senate floor Thursday.