Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer I Garrett Preston Russell Swasey

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, November 27, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer I Garrett Preston Russell Swasey

It is a sad day whenever I learn of the loss in a true hero such as Police Officer Garrett Swasey. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed you into his kingdom! I pray the Lord deliver comfort, love and piece to your family, friends and peers.

YCSIII TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

November 28, 2015

Thank you for your service. You are a true HERO

Nancy Suich

November 28, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Garrett, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

November 28, 2015

Officer Swasey has made the ultimate sacrifice as a protector of his community. May he rest in peace and join the many fellow officers in heaven who have given their lives in the line of duty. God bless Officer Swazi, his family and colleagues at this tragic time.

Blair M. Gluba, Special Agent (Ret)
Naval Criminal Investigative Service

November 28, 2015

My heart and prayers are with your family during this tragic time. I am so grateful for your loved one's service and dedication to our community...thank you for sharing his life with us.
May the hope of heaven give you comfort as we run our race to the time when no more tears will dim the eyes.
God bless you!

Deb Howe

November 28, 2015

Officer Swasey, rest high on the Mountain in the presence of your Lord.

We are lifting your family up to God in prayer.

Michael Schmidt, father of a policeman
West Milton, Ohio

November 28, 2015

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

November 28, 2015

Yet, another officer falls to the insanity of today's world, who,
but his immediate family and his family of BLUE will forever
hold him and keep his memory alive.
This peacemaker is now with God.

Officer Greg Stewart
Retired Police

November 28, 2015

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family and LEO brothers and sisters across this nation who morn his passing. May he rest in peace.

Cpl. Stephen H. Smyk (RET)
Delaware State Police

November 28, 2015

For Police Officer Garrett Swasey:

Being in law-enforcement is a career filled with risks. For some of us who wear of badge the sudden confrontation with an armed lunatic becomes a stark reality. It happens right now - with no time to prepare and hardly the time to react. The results are often, as with our brother Garrett, deadly. We regret that he would be the next law-officer to make the ultimate sacrifice for a seemingly ungrateful public too often guided by a biased news media who have the facts too late or not at all. Any support for law-enforcement is drowned by reports of public resentment almost everywhere. Forgotten is the regular slaughter of cops across the country by human trash visibly in our midst - as if they present a threat to only the police.
We pray for Garrett's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another at this solemn time.
We are proud to render to Officer Garrett Swasey, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 28, 2015

This Brave Brother in Blue did what he needed to preserve life knowing he had a very high probability he would be seriously injured, if not killed. Unknowing, he rushed towards the fire to an unknown amount of threats with a higher probability of superior firepower. But, this "Man of Honor" needed to press the threat regardless to preserve life at the cost of his own. He pressing may have been what tipped the scales of the threat and caused him to barricade rather than continue. So his sacrifice is not in vain. Your duty and selflessness will be a learning model and teaching tool that will continue to save countless lives in years to come amongst your brethren and civilians alike. May God keep you know, you have most surely earned your wings, and may God comfort your loved ones in these most darkest of days.


November 28, 2015


Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

November 28, 2015

God Bless this brave Sheepdog! He gave his life protecting the Flock! God Bless his family. Officer Swasey you are gone but NEVER forgotten. I hope to meet you one day in Heaven to THANKYOU! Hopefully the entire Flock will learn to appreciate and support all these brave men and women as they deserve! I stand in full support of the efforts officers make daily!

Dan Hurley Captain(retired) New Jersey State Police

Daniel Hurley

November 28, 2015

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Swasey, we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Seattle Police Department

November 28, 2015

We pray the God of peace give comfort to the family of Officer Swasey

Chaplain Bill Upton
Tooele City PD

November 28, 2015

My prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends during this difficult time. I am so sorry. God Bless.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

November 28, 2015

My heart goes out to the family and fellow officers of Garrett Swasey.

Angela Lee
Mother of a California police officer

November 28, 2015

Rest peacefully in thr arms of God Brothr. We grieve for the loss of your life. "Grater love has no man that would lay down his life fro complete and total strangers. You are among the few that will, but the Thin Blue Line.We will miss you Brother but, WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU !!! I will pray for your family left here for God to give them peace. Rest now we have the watch.

Major Joe Whala ( Ret )
Idabel Police Dept. ( Oklahoma )

November 28, 2015

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 28, 2015

We chose to do this. Nobody forced us. We could leave at anytime, but we choose not to. Not for praise or glory, but for the person next to us and the Community where our families live......These we will protect. We are First Responders. We are Police Officers!

Inst. Joe Papastathis
Clarksville Police Department (Retired)

November 28, 2015

What can I say to the traumatized family and co workers to help heal your heart ache.. I can only say that my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jeannette Shields
mom of Jimmy Shields e o w 10/30/02

Jeannette Shields

November 28, 2015

Thank you Officer Swasey for running into danger without a second thought.

There are no words or well wishes that can ease your families pain

I understand the sacrifice as I am a child of a fallen officer as well.
just know Colorado Springs is most grateful for your service.

Sue Ellen Tatman Sansone
Colorado Springs

November 28, 2015

A Prayer for Police Officer Garrett Swasey:

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Police Officer Garrett Swasey of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department. He died serving us. Help us never to forget him. Help us celebrate the life of Police Officer Garrett Swasey and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them Your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving. Amen

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Pastor Steven Robert Closs, MNACM
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

November 28, 2015

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 28, 2015

For the Family, Friends, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and all the First Responders of the fallen Office Garrett Swasey; my family prayers to all of you.

So few know the Honor and Courage of the police who go into that unknown with their only mission ; of that to protect those they serve.

May all know his courage and celebrate his life and devotion to his community and his job as one of the many Blue Knights, who forever stand on guard to protect us all.

May God Bless you all and watch over you at this time of sorrow and reflection. The light of the world is 1 light dimmer. May you always remember and go forth to respect others in Honor of this fine officer.

Ptl Michael Witkowski ( retired)
retired police officer / Hastings on Hudson NY

November 28, 2015

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