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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CA Man To Reunite With Officer Who Convinced Him Not To Jump

In this March 11, 2005 photo, Kevin Berthia is talked out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and pulled to safety by California Highway Patrolman Kevin Briggs, center, in San Francisco. (AP /The San Francisco Chronicle)

In this March 11, 2005 photo, Kevin Berthia is talked out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and pulled to safety by California Highway Patrolman Kevin Briggs, center, in San Francisco. (AP /The San Francisco Chronicle)

Eight years ago, Kevin Berthia, who was then 22, was ready to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. California Highway Patrol officer Kevin Briggs gently talked to him for an hour, and convinced him not to jump.

The two men are reuniting Wednesday night at the American Foundation Suicide Prevention’s annual dinner in New York, where Berthia will present Officer Briggs with an award for public service.

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