Friday, July 25, 2014

HPD Officer Prevents Suicide

Today, Sergeant Steve Wick, a 23-year veteran of HPD, spoke with a distraught woman threatening suicide as she sat on the ledge of a nine-story parking garage.  He crouched down and listened to her problems as she discussed being troubled by various family matters.

Sgt. Wick slowly gained her trust and, after 45 minutes, convinced her to climb down from the ledge. He assured her she was not going to jail, and instead she was taken to the NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC) where she could get the help she needed.

This is the second time Sgt. Wick, who is assigned to the Homeless Outreach Team, has successfully talked down someone from suicide.

***Thank you to Isiah Carey and Fox 26 for highlighting this story.  

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