Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan told reporters on Sunday that she is “devastated” by the murder of Colorado police officer Garrett Swasey in the domestic terror attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
According to ABC News, Kerrigan said she and Swasey grew up skating together in her home town of Melrose, Massachusetts.
“I called him ‘Ugh’, he called me ‘Yuck,’” Kerrigan told the Boston Herald. “We were always teasing each other like a brother and sister.”
She recalled that Garrett’s father David Swasey picked her up at school and drove her to the ice rink for practice every day when she was in high school. She said she is still trying to absorb the news.
Describing herself as “devastated,” Kerrigan said, “I am not surprised with the way he was living his life, as police officer helping others. It makes total sense, he was always like that.”
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