UCCS to honor Officer Swasey at Saturday games

Garrett Swasey
Garrett Swasey

COLORADO SPRINGS – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs basketball teams will observe a moment of silence before the start of each game on Saturday in honor of fallen UCCS Police Officer Garrett Swasey. The teams will play games at 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., at the Gallogly Events Center.

Officer Swasey, 44, responded in support of Colorado Springs Police to an active shooter situation at about 11:50 a.m. Friday. He was killed in the line of duty.

UCCS officers are sworn, state-certified police officers. Officer Swasey was a six-year veteran of the UCCS Police Department. He was an active athlete, and a junior national champion and multiple-time national qualifier with U.S. Figure Skating. He was married and father of two children.

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and UCCS police officers will lead the observance.

The Mountain Lion men will play Ottawa at 3:30 p.m. The women will follow at 5:30 p.m., against Saint Martin’s.

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