Tag: suicide

Pennsylvania politician Budd Dwyer moments before he ended his life on live TV.

In 1986, Budd Dwyer was convicted of receiving bribes, he was scheduled to be sentenced on those charges on January 23, 1987, the day after his suicide. Advertisements

Four calls you won’t Forget

“The suicides stick with me the most, here are a few: “First one was less than a year on, get a call from a female who sounded numb, said she came home from work and found her fiance hanging from the rafters. She kept asking me ‘What do I do now?’ I had no answer for her, just kept repeating that I would stay on the line with her until units showed up. “Another one, I […]

Rope

Jay was a normal kid. An absolutely, completely normal kid. I’m not sure why that happened… but I do know, the day we learned that Jay Martin was found strung up in a fucking oak tree in the park, the entire neighborhood wept. Jay made average grades, played trumpet in the band, and had average looks—absolutely nothing about him was special. Nothing really made him a target. He was just a genuinely nice kid. I’m […]

Depression is a bitch

“She was depressed and suicidal. She called from a disconnected cell phone and refused to give me her location. I never stopped trying to to get a ping on her but it was an apartment complex and there wasn’t much I could do for that. “She refused to let me send anyone to her, refused to talk to EMS, suicide hotlines or supervisors. I answered the phone so I was the only one she would talk to. […]