8-years ago, CHP Officer Kevin Briggs talked this young man out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
That young man’s name is Kevin Berthia.
Today he is 30 years old and married with 2 children.
This week he presented Officer Briggs with an award on behalf of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The story of how Officer Briggs talked Kevin down is remarkable.
As you can see in the picture, Kevin is literally one step away from jumping to his death. But for more than hour, the officer listened to Kevin pour his heart out about his troubles and told him, “I know you think things are bad, but they can get better.”
Kevin says, “Officer Briggs never made me feel guilty for the situation I was in. He made feel like, I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives”
Kevin is just one of countless lives Briggs has saved over his 23 year career.
Briggs, who was promoted to Sergeant five years ago, is humble about what he does. He says, ”they make the decision, when they step back over that rail it takes a tremendous amount of courage”
I salute Sergeant Briggs!
Photo: The San Francisco Chronicle, John Storey
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this generally hurts because i know it’s never happened omg
this actually sucks, because i know that no one has the time to think this about me they’re too busy judging other things about me. Wow my life sucks sometimes.
never, not in a million years would this happen
can we just
My dad at 29, me at 2 weeks. Me at 29, my boy at 2 weeks.
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This is pretty cool and eye-opening. I wish someone would do this sort of thing with male 6-pack ab models.
They even Photoshopped the woman behind Selena’s arm, because apparently not only do celebrities have to be thin, but they must also only associate with other thin people…
Enrico Francis has been caught
This pisses me off so incredibly much!
This is ridiculous. And disgusting. beautiful people being photoshopped to fit impossible standards AND most of the non-caucasian women are being white washed so they look more “appealing”
This is so wrong.These women are all gorgeous, fit, and talented- yet they need to be made smaller and perkier, in order to make us all feel inadequate. What the hey.
rihanna is titled sexiest woman in the world and they still find things to fix about her..
This is why I don’t buy magazines, I don’t want to fund the main cause of EDs.
The first Rihanna picture….like that isn’t even her fucking nose! The photoshop looks nothing like her! O_o These make me sick. I hate this.