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Much has been speculated about regarding the man responsible for the horrible shooting in Colorado Springs, but one person we should be focusing on is Garrett Swasey.

Garrett Swasey is one of the three victims who lost their lives in the shooting. He was a 44-year-old University of Colorado in Colorado Springs police officer who died after rushing to the scene to save another injured police officer.

He was 10 miles away on campus when news of the shooting broke out, and was known to respond to dangerous calls off campus.

He was also strongly pro-life.

Swasey spent seven years serving as co-pastor of Hope Chapel.

And while he was against abortion, and did not support Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, his friends say that this would never have factored into his decision to respond to the shooting. He cared about saving lives, a true hero of the pro-life movement.

While many abortion advocates have been quick to cast blame on the pro-life movement, the truth is, Swasey exemplifies what being pro-life means.

Being pro-life means accepting that all lives have dignity and value, inherently, regardless of what people choose to do with their lives. It’s why someone like Swasey would risk his life to save staffers at an abortion facility. It’s why pro-life leaders immediately denounced the shooting.

Being pro-life means protecting all life, and Swasey died doing just that.

He is truly the hero of the pro-life movement.

[Nov 30, 2015 Cassy Fiano, ]

Swasey is survived by his wife and two young children.