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Petition to Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Lena Taylor, Scott Fitzgerald, Jennifer Shilling, Luther Olsen, Leah Vukmir, Frank Lasee, Mark Miller, Robin Vos, Alberta Darling, Thomas Tiffany, Robert Wirch, Sheila Harsdorf, John Nygren, Romaine Quinn, Sean Duffy, David Bowen, Jonathan Brostoff, David Crowley, Steve Doyle, Jason Fields, Evan Goyke, Rob Hutton, Frederick Kessler, Dale Kooyenga, Jim Ott, Daniel Riemer, Christine Sinicki, David Steffen, Leon Young, Tyler August, Jim Steineke, Gordon Hintz, JoCasta Zamarripa, Josh Zepnick, Chris Larson, Milwaukee Sheriff, Paul Gessner, South Shore Park Watch, The Garden District Neighborhood Association, Wilson Park Neighborhood Association, OAAA , BHD Ethics Committee, Milwaukee County Supervisor, John P. Hayes Center, Marcelia Nicholson, Marina Dimitrijevic, Tom Barrett, Robert Bauman, Tony Zielinski, Susan Gadacz, Pete Carlson, John Litchford, Milwaukee Fire Department, Captain Daniel Sandberg, Captain Keith D. Deneys, 12 News Milwaukee, Fox 6 News Milwaukee, Milwaukee TMJ 4, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, CBS 58 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Patch

Suicide Prevention on the Milwaukee Hoan Bridge

According to an article published in May 25, 2016: More than 30 people have jumped to their deaths in the last 15 years.(http://www.wisn.com/article/could-barriers-stop-suicides-on-milwaukee-s-hoan-bridge/6332793). There are no official statistics for 2017, the year isn't even over. There have been numerous media reports on persons attempting or contemplating jumping from this bridge. One wonders 'how many also have not been made known to the public'. In recent years, Milwaukee officials and departments have considered and abandoned interventions for suicide at the Hoan Bridge. Milwaukee should again examine what options are available. Interventions can be low cost, such as a sign with a crisis line number. If not for advocacy, we can also consider the time and cost our police are absorbing when a sign may prevent those calls. Saving lives is the job of our officials - and our own personal responsibility - especially when our population has one of the highest rates of mental health illness. 2017 dates of police encounters on the bridge according to media reports: April 25, 2017: off-duty fireman and FBI agent, police intervention June 2, 2017: completed suicide August 31, 2017: Samaritan intervention *September 18th, 2017, 7:30am: off-duty police intervention *September 18th, 2017, 2:30pm: (separate incident) police intervention November 29, 2017: police intervened  

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