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News - February 9, 2011

A matter of life and death

Police negotiator tells how she handles life-threatening situations

by Sandy Brundage

When Detective Christine Powell arrived at the Dumbarton Bridge, she saw a man perched on the railing with a noose around his neck, gazing down at the water. Nearby stood her fellow police officers and four of the man's relatives. "The whole time we're there, I'm thinking, 'please don't jump,'" she said.

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