Grieving officer comforted by mascot before game at University of Colorado

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KTRK) -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs observed a moment of silence before their basketball game on Saturday in honor of the death of an officer killed in the Planned Parenthood attack.

A Huffington Post reporter took this touching photo of a UCCS officer sobbing and being consoled by the school's Mountain Lion mascot.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was a six-year veteran of the force. He was killed during the siege.

Police say Robert Lewis Dear killed three people during the shooting rampage and hours-long standoff at the clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday. Dear is in custody and is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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