Kevin Briggs has been called the “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge”.
He got the nickname while working as a California Highway Patrol officer for more than 23 years. Briggs spent most of that time positioned on the Golden Gate Bridge.
But the job turned out to be a lot more than he originally thought he was signing up for.
When Briggs started out in 1994, he was trained to handle traffic incidents but had never received training on how to deal with people contemplating suicide.
He didn’t know at the time how pervasive the issue of suicide on the…