We are heartbroken to announce that on November 27, 2015, we lost an amazing member of our Krav Maga Worldwide Force Training Division Family. Officer Garrett Swasey made the ultimate sacrifice while responding to an active shooter situation at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs. As well as being an outstanding Krav Maga Instructor for his agency, Garrett was a six year veteran of the UCCS Police Department. Garrett was passionate about his role as a police officer, his family, and his faith. Originally from Boston, he moved to Colorado Springs in the early 90's to train at the Olympic Training Center. He was a junior national champion and multiple-time national qualifier with U.S. Figure Skating. He is survived by his wife Rachel, his daughter Faith (6), and his son Elijah (10). Our love and deepest condolences go out to the UCCS Police Department and the Swasey Family. We will never forget you brother!
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs. The family has suggested donations to either the Officer Garrett Swasey Scholarship at UCCS or a fund designated to support the family.
To contribute to the Officer Garrett Swasey Scholarship, visit www.cufund.org/swasey or mail to UCCS, Office of Development, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.
To contribute to the family’s support fund, please visit https://www.youcaring.com/the-family-of-officer-swasey-rachel-swasey-and-children-477034/