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
A little more of my faith in humanity just got restored.
Officer Briggs you my nigga. Respect.
Resentment of the Day: Abercrombie CEO Criticized for Being Ugly in Many Ways
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries is facing intense criticisms and mockeries after a news article criticizing his advocacy of anti-plus-size policy reached on the front page of Reddit last night. In an interviewwith Business Insider published last week, retail industry analyst Robin Lewis claimed that Jeffries was intentionally trying to exclude overweight customers from shopping at his store, saying “he doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people.” The article went on to note that Jeffries had previously stated in an interview with Salon in 2006 that the company was intentionally exlusionary and only wished to market to “cool kids.” Redditors were quick to point out Jeffries’ own lack of appeal, making a slew of images insulting his looks and comparing him to actors like Gary Busey.