CLAREMORE, Okla. — Introducing, for the very first time…Micah.
Recently, Rogers County Sheriff's Office sought the public's help in naming the newest member of their team.
RCSO used social media to encourage the community to suggest names for the newest female member of their K9 Search and Rescue Unit.
"Meet the newest member of our Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team. And, guess what? She doesn’t have a name yet. That’s because we decided that her community needed to do the honors," RCSO shared. "So, we are having a contest to name our Bloodhound, and are soliciting names. The contest will run through Friday June 21, and the handlers, RCSO Deputies, Will and Karen Draper, are going to select their favorite name from the ones suggested, and provide a special award to the winner."
When all was said and done, the dog was given the name Micah, in honor of Det. Micah Flick, of El Paso Colorado, who was killed in a gun battle with an auto theft suspect.
About Detective Micah Flick
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Detective Micah Flick, 34, was killed on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
"Det. Flick was shot and killed while conducting an auto theft investigation...Several officers attempted to take a suspect into custody but the man began to struggle and then opened fire, fatally wounding Det. Flick and wounding two other deputies, a Colorado Springs police officer and a bystander," they report, adding that Flick had served with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for 11 years and was killed on the eleventh anniversary of starting with the department.
ODMP says Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year old twins.
Baron writes for Claremore Progress, a CNHI News Service publication.