Here Is The Police Officer Who Was Murdered In Colorado Springs Yesterday

Here Is The Police Officer Who Was Murdered In Colorado Springs Yesterday

Details are beginning to emerge regarding the victims of the shooting near a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs yesterday, and one is a police officer.

According to Heavy.Com:

“The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Police Officer killed in the shooting, 44-year-old Garrett Swasey, responded to the scene after calls for help from other officers.

Swasey, who was married with two young children, had worked as a campus police officer for six years, the New York Times reports. He has been the co-pastor at Hope Chapel in Colorado Springs for seven years.

“Here’s a guy who worked full time as a police officer, and then gave a great amount of time to his local church and didn’t get a dime for it,” Scott Dontanville, another pastor at the church, told the Times. “He did it because it was the thing that he felt he needed to do.”

Another pastor and friend, Kurt Aichele, told the Times that Swasey was formerly a nationally ranked figure skater and ice dancer, and moved to Colorado to train.”



  1. Garrett Swasey, what can I say my brother from another.. I remember it like yesterday, all of us at The Plaza Ice Chalet! In our 20’s, you were already an exceptional human being. You taught a lot more than you will ever know! Especially that day you pulled off your $1,000 skates and you signed them for me! You blew my mind! To this very day, people do not really believe you did this for me! I never forgot either! Especially since your wonderful and very beautiful skating partner, future wifey as I use to call her, Christine Fowler-Binder was always around us, too! Eye candy! But on the als, who would have ever thought that you guys win it all that year, what a wonderful year it was, minus a couple things they are now getting paid for on several cable channels! And remember Larry, our BIG security guard?!!! He went on to be an El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy then became a CSPD Officer! So, I am sure you guys ran into each other, and you heard ALL ABOUT ME! But, if you think about it, it was like God sent Larry to the EPSO ad guardian angel if you know what mean? You know me, I am always looking to take a shortcut, but not too much these! School of Hard Knocks gave me a lot of lumps and bumps; so I am good on all that! Well, we are in the process of cleaning up the bottom level of our crib out here in Stetson Hills, and I am looking for your skates, maine!!! I plan to give them to your wife and kids, so they never forget how truly great you are! And that you are a REAL AMERICAN HERO, as an OLYMPIAN, to go along with being a Great Dad & Husband! And skating partner for Christy! You guys are the reason why I still till this day watch Olympic Ice Skating! Well, brotha, I am out for now, but look forward to meeting your family real soon! And maybe if I am lucky, I get to see Christy, again, too! (:

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