Three Colorado Deputies Have Been Shot And Killed In Five Weeks

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Photo: Douglas County Deputy Shot, AP Photo 3 Procession
David Morgan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., holds an American flag as a procession of law enforcement vehicles accompanies a hearse carrying the body of a sheriff's deputy shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Three sheriff's deputies have been shot and killed in Colorado since New Year's Eve. On Monday evening, El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was shot while investigating a car theft. Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish was killed in a New Year's Eve confrontation at a Highlands Ranch home. Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm was killed Jan. 24 during a chase near Thornton.

For some perspective on all this, we talked to Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day. He's the president of the sheriff's association in the state. We asked whether this string of deaths changes anything about the way he and other deputies do their work? He also talked abiyt how deputies with families talk at home about the nature of the work, and what kind of support there is for families of fallen deputies.