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 Officer Swasey

Lieutenant David Gillespie
Westport Public Safety KCMO

December 1, 2015

Rest in peace, Officer Swasey. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

December 1, 2015

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. My son wants to go into law enforcement and this killing frightens me. God bless all law enforcement officers and their families. Thank you for his service to protect us all.


November 30, 2015

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones.

Patrolman Steven Austin
Trenton Police Department (NJ)

November 30, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

November 30, 2015

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

November 30, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 30, 2015

Rest in Peace my brother. May God watch over your friends and family, job well done. Your actions certainly saved lives and are a true reflection of who you are. Prayers for your family, fellow officers, and class mates.

Former Police Officer 2nd Class,
Arlington County Police Dept. Va. Melrose High School Class of 89

November 30, 2015

For Officer Swacey s Wife Children & Family's & Friends. ;-(((((. I Hurd the sad news for those Other 2 Wonderful People who also was shot too. ;-(((( ;-((((( it was very sad all my Prayers for there Family's as well. All my Heart too give them Hope that you will see these People again very soon. Please look up it will help you. All my best for All.


November 30, 2015

God's peace and speed Officer Swasey. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

November 30, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Swasey. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

November 30, 2015

Officer Swasey, I stopped in to meet your co-workers and offered, on my campus PD's behalf, to arrange coverage for your partners this week. They declined, declaring that they prefer to stay working. One said, "It's what Garrett would want!" I can't (and won't) argue with them.

You seem like a great and good man. You will be missed. Thank you for your service to the State of Colorado, and the UCCS community. Your family will be looked after, trust us. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD)

November 30, 2015

My condolences to Officer Swasey's family and friends, as well as his brothers and sisters on the University of Colorado Police department. RIP brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County Sheriff's Office

November 30, 2015

To the family, friends and co workers of Officer Swasey, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers and may God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Officer Swasey, thank you for your dedicated service, loyalty and protection to the community in which you served. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

HEROS LIVE FOREVER... Gone But Never Forgotten....

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

November 30, 2015

Prayers to your family and loved ones. Thank you for your service, honor, and bravery.

Inv. K. Rasmussen
Riverside County DPSS

November 30, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 30, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Officer Swasey for your 6 years of service and dedication to your community.

Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

November 30, 2015

May God hold you and your family in his loving arms. May he watch over your family and give them peace and comfort. Thank you for your service.

Tanya J. Berry
mother of deputy sheriff

November 30, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

November 30, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Swasey. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the University of Colorado/ Colorado Springs Police Department. Thank you for six years of dedicated service to law enforcement. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

November 30, 2015

Rest in peace my brother. The lord has reserved a special place for you.

Sergeant V. Santiago
Purdue University Police North Central

November 30, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Swasey

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

November 30, 2015

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

November 30, 2015

Police Officer Garrett Swasey, during your tour of duty you served the students UCCS and the people of Colorado Springs with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Police Officer Garrett Swasey you all are in our thoughts and prayers. To the men and women of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Fair winds and Following Seas WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

November 30, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 30, 2015

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