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

My heart goes out to the family and friends and fellow officers! God hold them close as they go thru there time of mourning! Let them know Lord that you are there for them and know what they are going thru! Dear Lord embrace everyone and comfort them! Help his family go on with out him and console them and help them deal with their pain of losing this wonderful husband,father,son,brother,uncle,nephew,grandson! In Jesus name Amen!

Carolyn Doyle
A sister in Christ

November 29, 2015

Rest in peace my brother in blue, go with God. I hope that everyone will remember you for all the great things you did for your community.

Sergeant John Tinsley Republic Missour
Republic Missouri Police Dept.

November 29, 2015

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Officer William Oppermann
Sandy Springs, GA Police Dept

November 29, 2015

I'm saddened by Officer Swasey's loss. I live close to UCCS and close to where Friday's shooting happened, and have met Officer Swasey a number of times both on campus over at UCCS through my old job and simply stopping at nearby gas stations. Officer Swasey was a good man who loved life, loved his job and loved the people in this city. He treated me with warmth and kindness every time I saw him while out and about, and I will miss seeing him. He didn't deserve that at all on Friday. I hope and pray that his fellow officers at UCCS find healing, along with his family, and hope that the hammer of justice will be brought down upon the man responsible for his loss. Rest in peace, Garrett...you've more than earned it.

Christopher Bonham
Citizen

November 29, 2015

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD

November 29, 2015

R.I.P. Officer Swasey. Prayers for His family and co workers.

Officer R. Dow
Trinity Valley Community College Police Department

November 29, 2015

Thank you for your time of service.
I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

November 29, 2015

May God bless your family in this trying time. RIP brother.

Ofc. Steve Kaus
Plainfield (IL) P.D.

November 29, 2015

God Bless You, Officer Swasey - you entered the gates of paradise but have gone too soon. My heart goes out to your wife and kids. I pray the Lord comforts them deeply.
Thank you for always being a kind-hearted person who waved while in your patrol car on campus and greeted us staff as we went into work each day at UCCS. We will miss you.
Well Done - Good and Faithful Servant.

Heidi Wardell
UCCS

November 29, 2015

Rest in peace brother. May your family and friends share in the comfort that your time here on earth was dedicated to protecting others and making this world a better and safer to live. I didn't personally know you but you are my brother and your family, my family. Know that we, your brothers and sisters in blue, will continue to carry on the legacy and commitment you have bestowed upon us. We will always remember the sacrifice you and your family has made.

PTL. J.A. Batten
South Pittsburg Police Department

November 29, 2015

You may be gone, but your legacy of you heroism will live forever. RIP Brother. Job well done.

Deputy Trey Wyatt
Greenville County Sheriffs Office

November 29, 2015

Our prayers go out to Officer Swasey's family.

Chief Officer
Innovative Security Agency

November 29, 2015

Thank you for your courage and ultimate sacrifice. While many were fleeing the flying bullets, you were running in to stop the carnage. Know our prayers and thoughts are with your wife and two children at this time of grieving. Rest now brother in Peace.

Terence A Whalen, PSP Retired
Pennsylvania State Police

November 29, 2015

My most sincere condolences to Garrett's family, friends, and co-workers. Our prayers will be with you through these difficult weeks and months ahead. May God bless him and keep him.

Ptlm. P. K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton, NY P.D.

November 29, 2015

Thank you. The world needs more people like you.

just a thankful civilian

November 29, 2015

While we are deeply saddened by your passing, the Law Enforcement Community was enriched by your professionalism, your service, and your sacrifice. Our thoughts are with your family, department, and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Zone 5 Academy Session 59
New York State Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

November 29, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Department and Officer Swasey's family. May God hold you all in His arms and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

CHIP HUTCHINSON, RETIRED FIRE MARSHAL
TOWN OF PULASKI VIRGINIA

November 29, 2015

Rip Brother

May God welcome you with open arms and bring comfort to your family. For God has prepared a Mansion for you and Heavens street to walk. Watch over us down here and we'll take it from here

Sr. Deputy Sheriff Tracy Jones
Travis County Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the sons of God"
Thank you Garrett, you will be missed.

Hanable
UCCSPD

November 29, 2015

Rest easy brother your fight is over. Thank you for your service, prayers for your loved ones and your department. We all bleed as one and today our hearts are bleeding for your sacrifice.

Chad Myers, Sergeant
Fremont County Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2015

Garrett, I remember sitting next to you in high school and admiring your drive and determination to become a champion at your sport. I have no doubt that you used that same drive and determination to save many lives the other day. Our prayers will stay with your family as the days go on. Thank you for your service brother!

Sgt. Charle Byrne
Melrose, Ma Police Dept

November 29, 2015

Thank you for your service to our great nation. Rest in peace brother.

Sergeant William Redfern
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2015

Thank you for your service, and your bravery. As a fellow Officer, I understand and appreciate the choice you boldly made- to run to the sound of gunfire, and to shield innocent people with your courage. You are a hero. God bless your soul. In these tough times for our profession, you have served the badge and the oath you took fully. Godspeed fellow warrior.

Adam N.
Big Bend, WI PD

November 29, 2015

My deepest sympathies to your family. Thank you for your sacrifice. No greater love is a man who will lay his life down for his brother. Rest in peace officer. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

Reverend Trina Segna
Causes for Christ ministries

November 29, 2015

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

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

November 29, 2015

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