Officer Garrett Swasey Memorial Fund

For: The family of Officer Swasey, Rachel Swasey and Children
Colorado Springs, CO
Organizer: Amy Oviatt
Officer Garrett Swasey Memorial Fund (The family of Officer Swasey, Rachel Swasey and Children)
of $150,000 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 3653 donors

The Story

Officer Garrett Swasey, a police officer at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, was killed in the line of duty, leaving behind a family including wife Rachel Swasey (nee' Aguilar), and 2 young children.  Daughter Faith is 6, and his son Elijah is 10. Elijah will be turning 11 in a few days.

Officer Swasey was a six-year veteran of the UCCS Police Department. UCCS officers are sworn, state-certified police officers. Officer Swasey was on duty at the campus and responded in support of Colorado Springs Police working the active shooter situation today at the offices of Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.

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 as a champion ice dancer before retiring and moving into law enforcement.  Garrett was an Elder who lead various worship teams and played guitar at his church Hope Chapel.

Although funeral costs will be covered by the police, this campaign will be used to start an education fund for his two young children.

Funeral details will be released when available.

(This fund was created by Amy Oviatt - a friend of the Swasey family.  All funds will go directly to Officer Swasey's widow, Rachel Swasey, adminstered by her sister, Christine Aguilar.  Amy Oviatt, and Rachel Swasey are residents of Colorado Springs. Christine Aguilar resides in Drake, Colorado)

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 30, 2015

Posted on December 30, 2015

The Swasey family hopes you all had a wonderful holiday.  As you can imagine this was an emotional holiday for their family.  But some fun was found, and they truly felt the love and blessings sent by each and every one of you during this very difficult time.  We hope you all felt love and peace this season as well, and want to wish you all of the best for 2016. ♥♥♥

Posted on December 16, 2015

Posted on December 16, 2015

We occasionally receive suggestions that we raise the goal on this memorial fundraiser.  We have chosen not to do so because we want to be respectful to all of the victims of these horrible events, and want all of you to know that we are grateful for every dollar, prayer, and bit of support received whether it be $1 or $1000.  Additional donations will definitely help the Swasey family as they move forward without Garrett in their lives, and words will never be enough to truly express their gratitude for all of the support given.  But we'll do our best by continuing to say thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted on December 15, 2015

Posted on December 15, 2015

It's been a week and a half since Garrett Swasey was laid to rest. As bills come in for funeral, and life expenses, and as Christmas approaches, we want you to know how much your donations are helping the grieving family work through this incredibly difficult time.  Thank you and blessings to you all.

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