Nineteen Colorado Springs Police officers and El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick were honored Nov. 5 during the 33rd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon at Broadmoor Hall. Deputy Flick was honored posthumously with the Police Award. Flick was killed in February 2018 during a multi-agency law enforcement operation aimed at curbing auto thefts.
Colorado Springs Police Department Det. Marcus Yanez, injured during the same incident, was awarded the Purple Heart and the department's Medal of Honor. Medal of Valor recipients included Officers Terria Benavidez, Nicholas Hartbauer and Daniel Summey. Fifteen Colorado Springs Police officers earned the department's Distinguished Service Award.