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post Nov 4 2008, 01:21 AM
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I mentioned to you guys before that I am a Police Officer. Today I was on patrol and I heard a call go out to any cars in the area for a suicidal subject on the superstructure of a VERY high bridge over water. People jump off this bridge to commit suicide fairly frequently as it is the highest drop in the area. It is about 150 feet over the water. I went out onto the bridge and saw a guy who had climbed about 20 feet above the surface of the bridge and was hanging onto the bridge support right next to the outside railing of the bridge. He was crying and was just staring straight ahead...not really looking at anything. I walked to the bottom of the structure he was hanging onto and talked to him for about 5 minutes. He finally looked down at me and I was able to convince him to tell me his name. I kept talking to him for about another 10 minutes and finally got him to agree to come down. As soon as he came down he just grabbed me and cried on my shoulder about how his wife left him. We calmed him down and took him to the hospital. When we looked in his car that was parked at the end of the bridge he had written a suicide note and put it on the dashboard.

It definitely was a highlight of my career so far!


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post Nov 4 2008, 01:35 AM
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Wow! What an experience must been that.


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post Nov 4 2008, 01:54 AM
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Awesome story Ben, you guys do a hell of a job, hats off to you man! smile.gif


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post Nov 4 2008, 02:04 AM
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You saved the guys' life. That makes you a hero. There's nothing more to be said. Great job, man.
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post Nov 4 2008, 03:28 AM
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wow man, well done. Amazing move you made. That b*** needs to be treated bad smile.gif It's all her fault. hahaha


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post Nov 4 2008, 03:51 AM
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Great job man! That's just amazing smile.gif

I'm sure your parents are very proud of you as we are all feeling the same here at GMC.

I hope he appreciates you're compassion for life as much as we do. You saved his butt and definitely earned your paycheck my friend.

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post Nov 4 2008, 06:16 AM
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Great story man, you must be very very proud of yourself for saving someone! smile.gif


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post Nov 4 2008, 07:18 AM
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Good job Dr.phil! :X Really, that's nice. What place was it actually?


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post Nov 4 2008, 07:19 AM
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What a feeling that must have been. Great work! smile.gif


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post Nov 4 2008, 07:48 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Nov 4 2008, 01:21 AM) *
I mentioned to you guys before that I am a Police Officer. Today I was on patrol and I heard a call go out to any cars in the area for a suicidal subject on the superstructure of a VERY high bridge over water. People jump off this bridge to commit suicide fairly frequently as it is the highest drop in the area. It is about 150 feet over the water. I went out onto the bridge and saw a guy who had climbed about 20 feet above the surface of the bridge and was hanging onto the bridge support right next to the outside railing of the bridge. He was crying and was just staring straight ahead...not really looking at anything. I walked to the bottom of the structure he was hanging onto and talked to him for about 5 minutes. He finally looked down at me and I was able to convince him to tell me his name. I kept talking to him for about another 10 minutes and finally got him to agree to come down. As soon as he came down he just grabbed me and cried on my shoulder about how his wife left him. We calmed him down and took him to the hospital. When we looked in his car that was parked at the end of the bridge he had written a suicide note and put it on the dashboard.

It definitely was a highlight of my career so far!


You saved a life! You're a Hero now biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Nov 4 2008, 03:28 AM) *
wow man, well done. Amazing move you made. That b*** needs to be treated bad smile.gif It's all her fault. hahaha


Haha, indeed.
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post Nov 4 2008, 07:57 AM
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Wow, that is great smile.gif
I can't imagine what it must feel like, but it must be great!

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post Nov 4 2008, 08:34 AM
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Wow, great job! You saved a life biggrin.gif

So you're feeling better after the needle-incident now then?


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post Nov 4 2008, 09:13 AM
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Wow man thats really cool......


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post Nov 4 2008, 09:48 AM
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All respect. That must have been a very stressfuk situation for you all. Thank you for being such a good police officer. smile.gif

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post Nov 4 2008, 10:06 AM
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ohmy.gif hey Praetorian, developing in guitar with such a high speed (hail mtp!!) and then saving some lives in the meantime? How true is that biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Thank you, it's a great and remarkable story... good "stuff" to make your day good right at the beginning

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post Nov 4 2008, 02:01 PM
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Thanks for sharing that - not many of us can claim to have woken up this morning and saved someones life, you guys are awesome!


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post Nov 4 2008, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE (Canis @ Nov 4 2008, 02:34 AM) *
Wow, great job! You saved a life biggrin.gif

So you're feeling better after the needle-incident now then?


Thanks guys! Yeah Canis...the HIV meds are over THANKFULLY! They were nasty! All is going well there, I think I dodged it!


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post Nov 4 2008, 02:08 PM
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Some guy committed suicide in my hometime not long back and people were shouting to him just jump and booing when he didn't. It was so very wrong and eventually he just jumped. At least there are some decent people in the world that try to save people rather than making them jump. Most days I want to jump off a high structure but unfortunately I'm too much of a wimp to do anything so I will just stay the same miserable idiot I have always been smile.gif

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post Nov 4 2008, 02:14 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Nov 4 2008, 02:08 PM) *
Some guy committed suicide in my hometime not long back and people were shouting to him just jump and booing when he didn't. It was so very wrong and eventually he just jumped. At least there are some decent people in the world that try to save people rather than making them jump. Most days I want to jump off a high structure but unfortunately I'm too much of a wimp to do anything so I will just stay the same miserable idiot I have always been smile.gif

Suicide is not a solution to your problems. It's just another escape from your problems. Stay here with us and play the guitar. Look for other people's help - there are some that will help you, believe me. smile.gif
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post Nov 4 2008, 02:23 PM
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That's a very very noble thing of you to do man, you saved a life, and this is what I admire with your profession. Hats on mate smile.gif


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