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Sgt. Kevin Briggs (also known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge) is a retired California Highway Patrol officer who has stopped upwards of two hundred people from jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge into the San Francisco Bay.
The Golden Gate Bridge is the second-most used suicide site/suicide bridge in the world
In 1990, Kevin Briggs graduated from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) academy and worked predominately on the Golden Gate Bridge (GGB). This assignment proved to be very challenging, as the GGB produced an average of four to six suicidal subjects, multiple collisions, and dozens of other law enforcement “calls” each month. In 1999, he completed training at the CHP Motor School, and in 2008, was promoted to Sergeant. Having graduated from the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Course, one of his duties was to train new CHP officers and GGB staff on crisis interventions/negotiations.
Sgt. Kevin Briggs retired from the CHP in November, 2013, to promote Crisis Management, Leadership Skills, and Suicide Intervention/Prevention worldwide.
Join Hosts Denise & Danielle with guest, Kevin Briggs, as they discuss his experiences as Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.