Teen dives off I-696 overpass

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A Warren Mott High School senior killed himself Friday on his way to school by diving off an overpass on Interstate 696, according to the Warren Police Department.

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Lisa -Teens Aunt

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Jan 14, 2006
 

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To all of our Children: No matter what you do or how bad you think your problems are, there is Family and Friends that love you and will help. All problems can be fixed! Talk to SOMEONE,
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Sterling Heights, MI

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Jan 14, 2006
 
He was a great kid and is all ready greatly missed. He always had a smile on and made sure you were having a good time. He was a one of a kind and can't be replaced, none of us saw this coming, if we did, we would have been on that overpass reasoning with him, and ong the ground ready to catch him. He was loved by so many it's unreal. He will never be remembered for what happened Friday morning, he gave us way too many good times to be remembered for one thing. Godbless you GMM, we hope you found what you couldn't find here. 1-13-06 It's not a goodbye, it's a see ya later, we love ya man.
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Jan 15, 2006
 
Sorry about your loss.
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To all of our Children: No matter what you do or how bad you think your problems are, there is Family and Friends that love you and will help. All problems can be fixed! Talk to SOMEONE,
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
Sherri - A commuter

Lapeer, MI

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Jan 15, 2006
 
I was on my way to work when I came across this horrible tragedy. I was there Friday morning. I would like to start out by sending my deepest condolences to you, his parents, his sister and all his friends. I found myself placed in a situation where I never thought I'd be. Wanting to help so bad and feeling so helpless. I understand that there is probably little that can be offered to comfort all of you at this difficult time, this is what I have to offer: I knew the one thing I could do is pray. With the help of my mom who was on my cell at the time, I put her on speaker and we prayed with all of our faith and might. I hope GMM could hear our prayers. I hope that you may find some comfort knowing that he was being prayed over at this time. To his best friend that showed up on the scene that I tried so hard to comfort, it's going to be okay. It will take some time, but it's going to be okay.I think about you everyday and I pray for you too. To the people who didn't know GMM but whose life will forever be affected by this tragedy my thoughts & prayers are with you too. To the nurse who I know felt so helpless, to the woman who offered the jacket to try to keep him warm, to the 2 men that I know would have done anything they could to help, I see you guys everyday too and I pray for all of you. I pray that you can sleep at night. I know this is the hardest time for me. I would just like to make one last comment to the teen who made the comment "if we knew" we would have been on the overpass trying to reason with him, or on the ground ready to catch him. Honey, I didn't even know your friend, but if I could of I would have caught him too. May you find peace in remembering what a great person GMM was. With My Deepest Sympathy, Sherri Mercier
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To all of our Children: No matter what you do or how bad you think your problems are, there is Family and Friends that love you and will help. All problems can be fixed! Talk to SOMEONE,
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
Corey Quatrine

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Jan 15, 2006
 
Thank you for what you did. It really helps to know that people cared so much for him, even though they didn't know him.
God Bless
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I was on my way to work when I came across this horrible tragedy. I was there Friday morning. I would like to start out by sending my deepest condolences to you, his parents, his sister and all his friends. I found myself placed in a situation where I never thought I'd be. Wanting to help so bad and feeling so helpless. I understand that there is probably little that can be offered to comfort all of you at this difficult time, this is what I have to offer: I knew the one thing I could do is pray. With the help of my mom who was on my cell at the time, I put her on speaker and we prayed with all of our faith and might. I hope GMM could hear our prayers. I hope that you may find some comfort knowing that he was being prayed over at this time. To his best friend that showed up on the scene that I tried so hard to comfort, it's going to be okay. It will take some time, but it's going to be okay.I think about you everyday and I pray for you too. To the people who didn't know GMM but whose life will forever be affected by this tragedy my thoughts & prayers are with you too. To the nurse who I know felt so helpless, to the woman who offered the jacket to try to keep him warm, to the 2 men that I know would have done anything they could to help, I see you guys everyday too and I pray for all of you. I pray that you can sleep at night. I know this is the hardest time for me. I would just like to make one last comment to the teen who made the comment "if we knew" we would have been on the overpass trying to reason with him, or on the ground ready to catch him. Honey, I didn't even know your friend, but if I could of I would have caught him too. May you find peace in remembering what a great person GMM was. With My Deepest Sympathy, Sherri Mercier
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Jan 15, 2006
 
To the lady that wrote i thank you a lot and i should have been there to stop my best friend that i knew like a brother that i could of stopped him from doing this to himself i could have helped him. Just to let everyone know that i'm really sorry for the lost of our friend or our family member hes truly in my heart every day and i'm going to miss my best friend.
Sherri - A commuter wrote:
I was on my way to work when I came across this horrible tragedy. I was there Friday morning. I would like to start out by sending my deepest condolences to you, his parents, his sister and all his friends. I found myself placed in a situation where I never thought I'd be. Wanting to help so bad and feeling so helpless. I understand that there is probably little that can be offered to comfort all of you at this difficult time, this is what I have to offer: I knew the one thing I could do is pray. With the help of my mom who was on my cell at the time, I put her on speaker and we prayed with all of our faith and might. I hope GMM could hear our prayers. I hope that you may find some comfort knowing that he was being prayed over at this time. To his best friend that showed up on the scene that I tried so hard to comfort, it's going to be okay. It will take some time, but it's going to be okay.I think about you everyday and I pray for you too. To the people who didn't know GMM but whose life will forever be affected by this tragedy my thoughts & prayers are with you too. To the nurse who I know felt so helpless, to the woman who offered the jacket to try to keep him warm, to the 2 men that I know would have done anything they could to help, I see you guys everyday too and I pray for all of you. I pray that you can sleep at night. I know this is the hardest time for me. I would just like to make one last comment to the teen who made the comment "if we knew" we would have been on the overpass trying to reason with him, or on the ground ready to catch him. Honey, I didn't even know your friend, but if I could of I would have caught him too. May you find peace in remembering what a great person GMM was. With My Deepest Sympathy, Sherri Mercier
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Jan 15, 2006
 
Jay, I felt your pain in your response. It's not your fault please know this. I will pray for you. Sherri
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To the lady that wrote i thank you a lot and i should have been there to stop my best friend that i knew like a brother that i could of stopped him from doing this to himself i could have helped him. Just to let everyone know that i'm really sorry for the lost of our friend or our family member hes truly in my heart every day and i'm going to miss my best friend.

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Jan 15, 2006
 
It hurts so bad, he's actually gone. Why couldn't he just tell at least one person. I don't know what to do, there will never be another Garret Mezuk. I love you man. Thanks for all the laughs and smiles, it wont be the same without you
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Jan 16, 2006
 
i didnt know Garrett and i barely no the person i heard it from but reading everything, the articles, these comments and talking to that person, i can say that my life has truly been affected by this and this young man and my prayers are with everyone, his friends and family. My deepest condolences.
Amy

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Jan 16, 2006
 
Corey Quatrine wrote:
Thank you for what you did. It really helps to know that people cared so much for him, even though they didn't know him.
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My husband was one of the commuters who tried to help. We also have a 17 year old son and my husband's presence at GMM's tragic death has had a great impact on our family. GMM and those who loved him and were impacted by his life and death will forever be in our prayers. We would like to be made aware of funeral or visitation arrangements. We would like very much to have closure and to have a different picture of GMM than the one we have now. Thank you and God Bless You! Amy Schmidt
Lynn

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Jan 17, 2006
 
Amy my daughter said he will be laid out at Lyle Elliott Funeral Home on Mound Rd. in Warren on Wednesday and Thursday. The actually funeral is on Friday but I am not sure where yet.
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My husband was one of the commuters who tried to help. We also have a 17 year old son and my husband's presence at GMM's tragic death has had a great impact on our family. GMM and those who loved him and were impacted by his life and death will forever be in our prayers. We would like to be made aware of funeral or visitation arrangements. We would like very much to have closure and to have a different picture of GMM than the one we have now. Thank you and God Bless You! Amy Schmidt
Donna

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Jan 21, 2006
 
This is just a pure tragedy> My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.so senseless, Wish he would of known people would of
work it out what ever he was going through. and that he felt no other option. how sad.
once again thoughts,prayers and condolances
Denise

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Jan 23, 2006
 
Garrett's mother and i lived together, she is my cousin and was like a sister. She is the neatest most loving mother, i know Kelly and Tony would have moved the earth itself if they thought Garrett needed that... they just never knew. Part of the human condition: we tend to keep silent about the unattractive pieces of ourselves...

My children had the pleasure to spend several hours with Garrett at the last family reunion. They were so impressed by his generous nature. He treated them like special people, spending "one-on-one" time with each of them, even tho they were "just icky little kids" (just kidding here... but my 3 children were so much younger than Garrett, yet he still listened, played, teased and laughed with them). Point is, he made everyone feel important. Young old silly cute sweet....

Certainly our earthly loss is heaven's gain...
We love you still Garrett... and in Kelcey's words, know that we could never be mad at you.
Terri Osborne

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Jan 24, 2006
 
I was on my way to work that Friday morning when I saw Garretts body on the side of the road. I have not been able to put that sight out of my mind. My heart, soul, and spirit were overwhelmed with feeling when I saw him laying there. In my heart I sensed he was a kind and compassionate person. I found this webpage this morning (January 24th) and it helps to know that he was loved by so many here on earth. I pray that he is in heaven where he will once again be surrounded by love. God bless you Garrett.
Merrily

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Jan 26, 2006
 
I was headed on 696 this past weekend, and saw the memorial for Garrett, and it has been on my mind constantly. To his family and friends, I pray that you find peace with this situation, and know that although most people passing that site may not have known him, there are many people like myself who hold you in our prayers. As a mother, I can't imagine the pain of losing your child. My heart aches for you all!! I will continue to keep you in my prayers, and ask God to speak to your hearts. With deepest sympathy.
Diane

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Jan 27, 2006
 
I travel I-696 everyday but I was out of town on the 13th. I have seen the memorials and wanted to find out who GMM was. After finding this on the net I realize that he was a very special young man. My heart goes out to those who loved him. It is the hardest thing in the world to loose a child, but to loose one in such a tragic manner is unimaginable. You are in my prayers and please take comfort in knowing you will be reunited with him. God bless GMM and those who love him.
Wendy

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Jan 28, 2006
 
My daughter, her friends and I, took a spray of roses up after the funeral. It was heartbreaking walking up there. I felt numb. Looking at all the things left on this bridge for this young man. An old skateboard, cards, poems, letters, a graduation tassle, a necklace clipped onto the fence, posters, cups, candles, t-shirts. My daughter feeling the need to do something other then the flowers, took of her necklace and clipped it onto the fench. I really don't know what the police were worried about, there ended up being quite a few parents up there to watch over these kids. And my guess is.. Garrett was there as well watching over them. Again my tears fell for this young man and this tragedy. GOD BLESS YOU GARRETT MEZUK.. I thank you for being so kind to my daughter and I am sorry I never got the chance to meet you in person.. I wish your life would have touched me as much as your death has. May you rest in peace young man.
kelly- garretts mother

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Jan 28, 2006
 
thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. for those of you who do not know garrett, you missed an oppurtunity to know a wonderful person! i cant describe my loss, but reading the letters and comments do help. if anybody out there feels that they may need help please find a way to recieve it, any way that you can!!

Forever With A Broken Heart,
Kelly Mezuk
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Jan 28, 2006
 
I love you all...always.
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Warren, MI

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Jan 31, 2006
 
r-i-p garrett mezuk u will alwayz be remberd for the good and not the bad god bless the hole mezuk family and all friends we all miss u man

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