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Officers Prevent Suicide of Man Planning to Jump Off Bridge onto I-20

Villa Rica Police Officers Ashley Hulsey and Spencer Crawford convinced a man, late Monday night, not to jump to his death off the bridge at S. Carroll Rd., onto Interstate 20.

Villa Rica Police Officers Ashley Hulsey and Spencer Crawford conviced a man, late Monday night, not to jump to his death off the bridge at S. Carroll Rd., onto Interstate 20.

At about 11:17 p.m., the officers found a man who was sitting on the lower rail of the I-20 overpass. As they approached him, he began to walk away, according to a news release. The officers stopped and began to speak with him and discovered that the he was contemplating suicide by jumping off the bridge onto I-20.

Hulsey and Crawford convinced the subject to seek treatment and he was taken to Tanner Hospital where he was released to the medical staff.

"We are very proud of our officers and that they possibly prevented a tragedy from happening," said Captain K.L. Shaddix.

Kathy McDade Jeffares May 10, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Stephan please stop talking about things you know nothing about. Sometimes it takes a suicidal person several tries before they get up the nerve to actually kill themselves. Google the current suicide rate in America. I think you will be surprised. Also, overdosing is one of the least effective ways of committing suicide. At any rate, if he does need attention to the point that he is discussing jumping off a bridge then I think that giving him some attention might be a good idea.
Helen E May 10, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Kathy thank you. Suicide is an impulsive act. But the rate of suicide has gone up 40-50% (depending on age group) in the last TWO YEARS. The economic recession, sequestration, the general feeling that no one cares about anyone anymore (see Stephan's comment) are all leading to increased suicides. We are a nation who depend on our jobs to make us real..without jobs some people don't know what to do...they don't know who they are. Overdose by medications only results in death 2% of the time. Stephan your lack of empathy is deeply disturbing...You REALLY should get psychiatric help for your extreme Narcissism. You have the making of a real sociopath.
Stephan Johnstonsonton May 11, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Its obvious that my brillliant and humorus comments have touched the hearts of two downtrodden peasants.Accolades are not nessesary.At first a tear welled up in one eye when I thought of kathy and helens problems.Then a smile appeared on my face when that thought changed to them standing on the ledge of a tall building or running out in the highway.
Kathy McDade Jeffares May 13, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Stephan thank you for making it unnecessary to discount your opinions any further.
Kathy McDade Jeffares May 13, 2013 at 02:23 AM
By the way, Helen, I just read disturbing news that military veterans are taking their own lives at a rate of 22 per day and that more veterans have died of suicide than of enemy fire. Extremely disturbing and sad. Perhaps the caring attitudes of the "Stephans" of the world will help to ease their pain and save their lives.

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