HOUGHTON LAKE- After 29 years of service, Trooper Kevin Flick will be retiring from the Michigan State Police (MSP) effective November 1.
Tpr. Flick graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1984. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1985. After boot camp he attended the Military Police Academy at Lackland AFB, TX. Tpr. Flick was stationed at MCAS New River NC and MCAS Kaneohe HI. He also became a member of the Special Reaction Team (SRT). During his four years in the Marine Corps, Tpr. Flick received several awards including, Military Policeman of the year, NCO of the quarter and two Meritorious Promotions.
Tpr. Flick enlisted in the Michigan State Police in 1994 as a member of the 110th Trooper Recruit School. At his graduation ceremony Tpr Flick’s father, Retired Trooper Marvin Flick (MSP 1968-1994) pinned his badges on his son. Tpr Flick carried those badges his entire career and celebrated 50 years with the badges prior to his father’s passing in 2020.
Over the course of his career Tpr. Flick has received training and served as a Traffic Crash Investigator, Crime Scene Evidence Technician, Recruiter, Field Training Officer, Arson Follow Up Investigator, Post Trooper Investigator and Court Officer. Tpr. Flick was awarded Seventh District Trooper of the Year on two occasions. Two Professional Excellence Awards and a Lifesaving Award. Tpr. Flick has participated in several fundraisers and community service events such as: Relay for Life, Marine Corps League Toys for Tots, Shop with a Hero, and the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight.