For years Garrett Swasey and Nancy Kerrigan spent hours every day together training, both hoping someday to become Olympians.
"Always had a positive attitude and this was a hard day but we will get through it and we will come back tomorrow," said Kerrigan.
In the early 90s, Swasey moved from Melrose, Massachusetts, to Colorado, home of the U.S. Figure Skating Headquarters. He became a nationally recognized skater, but eventually his dreams changed and he became a police officer.
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Swasey was working for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs when he was killed during a shootout at a Planned Parenthood.
"We are just devastated, it's really really sad news," said Kerrigan.
Swasey was 44 years old and a co-pastor at his church. He was a husband and father of two young children.
"We are speechless and his hometown community will do whatever it takes to support his family during this incredibly tragic time," said Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan.