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Funeral for slain UCCS officer to be held Friday

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Posted at 8:53 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 22:53:13-05

Funeral services for the officer killed in the line of duty at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility shooting on Friday have been announced by university staff. 

The funeral for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Officer Garrett Swasey will take place Friday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs. 

Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, as well as UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, UCCS Police Chief Brian McPike, Pastor Kurt Aichele and family members are planned speakers, according to UCCS spokesperson Tom Hutton. 

A motorcade will follow the service and a reception is planned for 4 p.m. at Berger Hall on the UCCS campus.

The family has suggested donations to either the Officer Garrett Swasey Scholarship at UCCS or a fund designated to support the family.

Officer Swasey was killed along with two over civilians after a suspected shooter went into the clinic and began firing at people inside

Swasey was honored prior to UCCS basketball games and during an on-campus student vigil

Gov. Hickenlooper has ordered all public building flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the shootings until further notice. 

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