COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Inside New Life Church, a group of women could be seen working hard to finish centerpieces that'll be used on Saturday afternoon, the day of Deputy Micah Flick's funeral.
One woman clipped flowers, another arranged plants, young children cleaned vases, meanwhile, others set up tables and stocked water bottles.
Senior Pastor Brady Boyd says, "hundreds of people including volunteers have already sent two or three days getting ready for this event on Saturday."
Their worship center is expected to fill to capacity, with nearly 6,000 people inside.
Meanwhile, the El Paso County Sheriff's office prepared for the funeral in their own way. Just after 12:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard executed a ceremonial flag raising.
A United States flag is drawn up the pole and flies for 15 minutes. When the time is up, the Honor Guard takes it down, folds it, and then prepares it for the Flick family. It's the same flag that will be draped over Deputy Flick's casket on Saturday.
Jacqueline Kirby with the El Paso County Sheriff's office says, "for the agency, for the family, today is a very tough day."
What is normally a busy and loud time in Colorado Springs, grew silent while dozens stopped to watch the flag fly above the city.
A bystander said, "It's just a matter of respect for someone who put their life on the line and then lost their life on the line."
Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.
A formal police escort will follow afterward. See the map here.