Law enforcement officers are duty-bound to protect and serve, but it takes special dediction to calm a highly emotional situation. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent more than 20 years finding the right words to say to those in despair.
A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.
This week’s Jefferson Award winners make a formidable team: together they’ve raised four children and built successful careers. But as Kate Kelly reports, none of it prepared them for what happened nine years ago.
A man who threw concrete and bricks at police while on a building’s ledge in San Francisco’s Financial District on Monday afternoon is the same person who stood nude atop a signpost for hours last week.
The Contra Costa County board of supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt the Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan that has been two years in the making.
A former San Francisco assistant police chief apparently committed suicide Wednesday evening outside a Sonoma County sheriff’s substation, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Thursday morning.
The parents of a teenage girl who committed suicide after an alleged sexual assault by three teen boys in Saratoga have reached a settlement with two defendants in their wrongful death lawsuit, their attorney said Friday.
The parents of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga girl who killed herself after she was allegedly sexually assaulted at a party last year, added a new female defendant to a suit they filed in San Jose in the wake of her death.
The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she’s against the force-feeding of hunger strikers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and she’s expressed her concerns to the secretary of defense.
A man who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived will lead a suicide prevention walk in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this weekend.