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Just found out an old friend killed himself.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Corey 78K5, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Corey 78K5

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    I was just talking to my mom on the phone and she told me the news. He had been a deputy sheriff with the Mendocino County (Calif) SD for over 10 years. I guess he was having marital problems and what not and shot himself in the head. What a waste:frown1:
     
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    My condolences. How often did you folks keep in touch? Still really close?
     
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    I can't even begin to imagine the thought process that would lead someone to do something like that.

    One of my step-cousins killed himself this past December. Just a 20 year-old kid. He left note saying it was because of school problems. Like you said...what a waste.
     
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    Sorry to hear it, Corey.
    I just read recently that suicide is one of the leading killers of law enforcement officers.
     
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    Yeah I saw that in the paper recently. Strange/sad.:(
     
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    They're constantly exposed to the worst society has to offer. I guess you gotta get a good mechanism down for dealing with it. I've heard CamsK5 mention that. Maybe a lot of guys struggle with it and lose hope eventually.
     
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    Off and on over the years since we got out of school I hadn't seen him for the last two years. His brother is a cop and his dad was a retired deputy.
     
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    Bubba said you have to have a sense of humor to cope. Sorry to hear it Corey.
     
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    man, sorry to here that, I know how ya feel. when I was 18, some 21 years ago I was at a friends house and another friend of ours came over crying, she told us that her friend Todd had hung himself. she did not know that him and I were best friends for years when we were younger. I knew him from kindergarden thru 8th grade, then we just kinda faded from each other....

    ..but it still hurt and made me feel very sad. he had hung himself from a telephone pole in the back of his parents house about 20 feet of the ground. his older brother found him the next morning. I have never been able to drive by their house in the last 21 years and not think about Todd. he had drug problems and his girlfriend had broken up with him.

    again, Im sorry you had to get that kind of bad news :( .
     
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    Dealing with the sh!t of the world takes a toll on anyone. I knew three guys that where in law enforcement, and all three lost in the end.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your friend. My uncle committed suicide when I was a kid. Left behind his wife and 5 kids. No note, no nothin... :(

    I could never imagine thinking life is so bad that offing myself is the only option:confused:
     
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    I've been out of high school 15 years now, and since then six of my classmates have commited suicide. I just don't get why people do such things to their friends and families. They aren't hurting themselves.....only those close to them.
     
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    (man hug)

    sorry mang. :(

    j
     
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    Sorry to hear that Corey..

    my heart goes out to those left behind..
     
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    Worst funeral (not that there are any good ones) was when a friend, not close, but a friend hung himself 2 months before grad. Still chokes me up a little when I see how angry and sad his family was.

    I'm so sorry to hear about that Corey
     
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    i'm very sorry to hear that Corey...i lost 2 friends that way. i may have told you guys.i can't think of any reason to do that.:(
     

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