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

Rest in peace, sir. Your valor and service has not been in vein, during such a horrible act. You ran to assist CSPD and the citizens we protect, keeping them from the evil in society. You are a hero. You will not be forgotten. Godspeed brother.

Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved.

Police Officers
Englewood (CO) Police Department

November 28, 2015

RIP: Officer Swasey. Thank you for your service sir. We will take the watch from here. You will be missed.

Security Officer
Illinois

November 28, 2015

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT, POLICE OFFICER GARRETT SWASEY.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to serve and protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are:
Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by Honor, Service and Pride.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession Law Enforcement, for we willingly walk the line of Good over Evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
OFFICER SWASEY
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Colorado Springs in the State of Colorado with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have served and protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my Brother!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do...........Serving
and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
FINAL CALL
Officer Swasey status............Officer Swasey status...........
Officer Swasey status............Attention all Units................
University of Colorado Police Department, Police Officer Garrett Swasey having served the citizens of Colorado Springs in the State of Colorado with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

November 28, 2015

Prayers for the family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for your service Sir.

Debra Blain
UT Health Northeast Police Department

November 28, 2015

Rest in Peace Officer Swasey. My condolences to your family and friends

Debra Feemster

November 28, 2015

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck,Ret, Officer
NYSDOCS

November 28, 2015

RIP brother. You are a hero and will live on in the hearts of your loved ones. Your extended family, your brother's and sister's who wear the badge bow our heads to your service and your bravery protecting the citizens of your community. God bless you, your family and your department.

Officer Court Harris
Mesa Police Department

November 28, 2015

Go with God my Brother. Your bravery trying to save others is in the finest traditions of Law Enforcement. May God watch over and comfort your family and friends. You will forever be remembered for your actions.

Police Officer James Bragg
Greenville City Police, Greenville, SC

November 28, 2015

Prayers for PO Swasey, his family and friends, and his colleagues at UCCSPD. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

New York State University Police
College at Brockport

November 28, 2015

Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Absolutely senseless and saddening.

Jamie Bredstrand
Skagit County Sheriff's Office

November 28, 2015

Garrett Swasey, as you rushed to danger you knew what ultimately could happen, and you still went, without hesitation. Police officers must be willing. Thank you for your service, and for your willingness to stop evil in the face of death. May your legacy remind others of the bravery behind the badge.

Brian Hoffner, Senior Officer
Houston Police Department

November 28, 2015

God Bless this brave Sheepdog who gave his life protecting the Flock. God Bless his family. May they have the strength to deal with their loss and one day be able to celebrate their time with him. May society wake up and be thankful for brave men and women of law enforcement like Officer Swasey

Captain (retired) Dan Hurley
New Jersey State Police

November 28, 2015

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

November 28, 2015

Rest in Peace Officer Swasey. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

November 28, 2015

My thoughts and Prayers are with you tonight. May your family find comfort in knowing you died a hero, saving many lives. RIP Brother

PO S Wallace
NYPD

November 28, 2015

Officer Swasey, may you rest in peace our brother. You are a true hero who will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

November 28, 2015

Rest well brother, we'll take it from here.

Chief Jeff White (Ret)

November 28, 2015

Thank you for answering the call. Prayers for your family. Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant James Conner
Tuscaloosa (AL) Fire Marshal's Office

November 28, 2015

To the Family of Police Officer Garrett Swasey

We are always sadden when we lose a loved one. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5: 28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection.

My deepest condolences to the family.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 28, 2015

Your brother and sisters at the ADCOM dispatch center are praying for your family at home and your family at work. You saved lives today while giving yours and we all love and thank you for your selflessness.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms Dispatcher
ADCOM

November 28, 2015

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Garrett Swasey and the extended law enforcement family of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 28, 2015

RIP Officer Swasey.
My sincerest condolences to his family.

civilian supporter

November 28, 2015

RIP Officer Swasey. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your department. GOD SPEED.

Senior Deputy Sheriff Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff Office GA

November 28, 2015

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalm 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

November 28, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Garrett.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 28, 2015

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