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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Tuesday to discuss Monday fatal officer involved shooting that claimed the life of Dep. Micah Flick.
“On my first day as sheriff of El Paso County, I was asked what my biggest fear was; my response was that my fear was losing a member of my family to tragedy in the line of duty,” Sheriff Bill Elder said after identifying the deputies wounded Monday.
The sheriff office says Dep. Scott Stone and Sgt. Jake Abendshan were both injured in the shooting, but are recovering. Abendshan was released from the hospital Monday night.
is a tough business; I been in this business my entire life. It a dangerous profession to be in. Unfortunately, in the past few years, there been a lack of respect for the men and women who are there to protect our community. Frankly, it shocks my staff, it shocks the leadership of public safety throughout the country. As much as we hate to admit it, we understand those risks. The senseless violence has got to end.