ST. PAUL Suicide jump onto I-94 closes freeway

Jan 9, 2010 Read more: TwinCities.com 30
Traffic on eastbound Interstate 94 was rerouted Saturday afternoon after a male jumped to his death from the Marion Street bridge, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Read more
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Brenda

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 11, 2010
I do not know your name, the color of your eyes, the color of your hair, if you had family. I know nothing about you. But I did see you jump. I have not been able to sleep, eat or think about anything else. Why?
tiger

Scottsville, NY

#4 Jan 11, 2010
I do deeply feel for someone who thinks they have no other alternative than to end their life. The thing I do not see any sense whatsoever in - is the extremely selfish act of flinging oneself off a bridge and inflicting that horrible horrible trama of killing someone onto another person to live with forever.
Angela

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 11, 2010
Dear Brenda,
It is good that you are talking about this. I saw him get out of the car, climb up railing, and jump, too. I was trying to calm down his wife on the bridge.(I happened to be in the car right behind them on the bridge.) I am also having trouble getting the images of his body on the freeway out of my mind. I think it will eventually get better. Hang in there.
Brenda wrote:
I do not know your name, the color of your eyes, the color of your hair, if you had family. I know nothing about you. But I did see you jump. I have not been able to sleep, eat or think about anything else. Why?
Rose

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 11, 2010
Dear Angela-
I was there that day in traffic. His wife was there and all of you couldn't stop him? What was his wife saying? After he jumped, I hope a car didn't hit him. This is very sad, but it is good to talk about.
upset for the family

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 11, 2010
Suicide is a very selfish act in itself. I know how horrible it must have been to watch and deal with the visual as time passes. Maybe you should think of his wife and kids before you post comments though.
I know of the man, and his wife did everything she could to not let him out of the car. Maybe people should be outraged by the fact that he was just let out of the hospital by a doctor who knew he would harm himself.
I was there earlier today

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 11, 2010
I understand the pain this person went thru. I am going thru a divorce and am losing my home. I feel I have no one to turn to.

I drove the car into the garage earlier today and just let it run while I read the paper and listened to the radio.

If I had fallen asleep I would not be typing this. It is hard to describe the pain. I wish I could see another way.
Have hope

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 11, 2010
I was there earlier today wrote:
I understand the pain this person went thru. I am going thru a divorce and am losing my home. I feel I have no one to turn to.
I drove the car into the garage earlier today and just let it run while I read the paper and listened to the radio.
If I had fallen asleep I would not be typing this. It is hard to describe the pain. I wish I could see another way.
Please don't think this way. Things may seem hopeless at the moment. But they will get better. It may take some time, but they will! You say you are going throuh a divorce. Do you have children, grandchildren, parents, and siblings? If so, please stop and think about what something like what you are thinking about would do to them. You are not alone. Many of us have lost our jobs, our homes and, as a result, it has strained many relationships. You can get through this. Material things are just that...material. God has a purpose for all of us. Please, find your true purpose.
A2zee

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jan 11, 2010
Idiot,Didn't he realize,He'd create a traffic jam?
VeteransDaughter

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jan 12, 2010
I know of this man and I know parts of his family. He obviously had issues and should never have been let out of the hospital that day. You can't blame him or his wife...blame the doctor who gave him the "pass" for the day.
WestSide For Life

United States

#13 Jan 12, 2010
A2zee....you should be ashamed of yourself. To think your only concern is the inconvenience it may have caused you. What about the pain his family is feeling now. Mental illness and depression are very real. Maybe YOU have been fortunate enough to have never been there, but keep YOUR ingnorance to yourself. To those of you who had to witness such a terrible tragedy...I am so sorry. To the family of this man, my heart goes out to you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
WestSide For Life

United States

#14 Jan 12, 2010
I was there earlier today wrote:
I understand the pain this person went thru. I am going thru a divorce and am losing my home. I feel I have no one to turn to.
I drove the car into the garage earlier today and just let it run while I read the paper and listened to the radio.
If I had fallen asleep I would not be typing this. It is hard to describe the pain. I wish I could see another way.
To "I was there earlier today" Please believe you are not alone. Many of us have thought at one time or another that things will never get better, but I promise you they will. Please know that your friends and family would be devastated. If you have 1 friend, you are never alone. Please reach out...there are hotlines and places you can turn to if you feel you cannot talk to friends or family. I am so glad that you are here to talk to us about this and I hope that we have shown you that even someone whom you have never met, cares. Please keep hope in your heart and continue to bless this world with your presence. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and keep you safe.
Paul

United States

#15 Jan 12, 2010
Brenda wrote:
I do not know your name, the color of your eyes, the color of your hair, if you had family. I know nothing about you. But I did see you jump. I have not been able to sleep, eat or think about anything else. Why?
I had just driven under the bridge and went to the midway dropped off my passenger and headed back to downtown St. Paul and traffic was backing up fast, I was able to get off at Dale and went down to University and Marion and there turning was the Cornier's wagon with its flashing lights and I kept thinking it was a bad car accident. Later I was looking for it on the news to see if anything had been said about shutting down the 94 Freeway and nothing, puzzled I went and Google it and to my surprise, noted the suicide. I am sorry for all who saw this happen and I am sorry for the family!!
Paul
Paul

United States

#16 Jan 12, 2010
I had just driven under the bridge and went to the midway dropped off my passenger and headed back to downtown St. Paul and traffic was backing up fast, I was able to get off at Dale and went down to University and Marion and there turning was the Cornier wagon with its flashing lights and I kept thinking it was a bad car accident. Later I was looking for it on the news to see if anything had been said about shutting down the 94 Freeway and nothing, puzzled I went and Google it and to my surprise, noted the suicide. I am sorry for all who saw this happen and I am sorry for the family!!
Paul
West Side for Life

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 12, 2010
A2zee wrote:
Idiot,Didn't he realize,He'd create a traffic jam?
Simply put for a simple person like yourself....you are an insensitive, simple minded DICK!!
Heartbroken and Hopeful

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jan 13, 2010
I never met Dale or his beautiful family, but my daughter recently joined the victim's daughter's dance team. Ironically, and so tragically, our two girls apparently talked with each other only last week about how important their fathers are to them and how they didn't know what they would do if they lost their dads. Nothing can repair the damage caused by this tragedy, but we can try to understand and do what we can to help prevent someone else from losing their way like Dale obviously did. People who are not suffering from depression or are not suicidal remain aware of how much they mean to family, friends, and God. Mentally healthy people see suicide as what it is - a selfish act that devastates so many other lives. People suffering from depression lose perspective (not because of anything wrong they have done, but due to a chemical imbalance in the brain). People suffering from depression become overwhelmed with problems and, in some cases, wrongly and tragically convince themselves that their existence is actually harming the people they love. They actually convince themselves that the people they care about would be better off without them. I know this is true - I suffered from depression literally for years. I thank God that I was finally convinced to accept help. I started taking medication to restore my chemical balance and immediately a whole new world opened up to me. A world free of the pain and anxiety I have dealt with for almost my entire life. A world people not battling depression enjoy every day. Sorry for the long post, but to my friend who courageously posted yesterday that he/she was considering suicide, and to anyone else considering doing anything to harm yourself - what your mind tells you is reality is actually a vicious lie ... a delusion created by nothing more than an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. It isn't your fault and this imbalance is easily treated by medication ... I promise. The reality that you may not be able to see is that you ARE loved, you ARE NOT alone, and so many people around you desperately need you in their lives. God bless each of you and God bless and keep Dale's family.
jayjay

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 13, 2010
I passed by the scene just moments after it happened. This man was still lying on the pavement. It was a horrifying sight and it will haunt me forever. I sobbed as I drove away thinking of this poor man and how huge his suffering must have been to cause him to take his life in this manner.
Brenda

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 13, 2010
I was there earlier today wrote:
I understand the pain this person went thru. I am going thru a divorce and am losing my home. I feel I have no one to turn to.
I drove the car into the garage earlier today and just let it run while I read the paper and listened to the radio.
If I had fallen asleep I would not be typing this. It is hard to describe the pain. I wish I could see another way.
Dear I was there earlier today,

I know your pain...the other way is wait for tomorrow...a New Day...call a friend or family member and talk...communication. Do not hold all that inside....some of us fell that that is the best way...the less peolple know about me the better....but there are peolpe that like to know....we can listen, we can cry with you, we can walk and just listen to the noise around us. Stand next to you and lend a hand to hold or eyes to look into. Be strong for you and your frienda and family. There are other houses, other "fish in the Sea" I know. Been there done that. I will pray for you.
Concerned

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Jan 14, 2010
Heartbroken and Hopeful wrote:
I never met Dale or his beautiful family, but my daughter recently joined the victim's daughter's dance team. Ironically, and so tragically, our two girls apparently talked with each other only last week about how important their fathers are to them and how they didn't know what they would do if they lost their dads. Nothing can repair the damage caused by this tragedy, but we can try to understand and do what we can to help prevent someone else from losing their way like Dale obviously did. People who are not suffering from depression or are not suicidal remain aware of how much they mean to family, friends, and God. Mentally healthy people see suicide as what it is - a selfish act that devastates so many other lives. People suffering from depression lose perspective (not because of anything wrong they have done, but due to a chemical imbalance in the brain). People suffering from depression become overwhelmed with problems and, in some cases, wrongly and tragically convince themselves that their existence is actually harming the people they love. They actually convince themselves that the people they care about would be better off without them. I know this is true - I suffered from depression literally for years. I thank God that I was finally convinced to accept help. I started taking medication to restore my chemical balance and immediately a whole new world opened up to me. A world free of the pain and anxiety I have dealt with for almost my entire life. A world people not battling depression enjoy every day. Sorry for the long post, but to my friend who courageously posted yesterday that he/she was considering suicide, and to anyone else considering doing anything to harm yourself - what your mind tells you is reality is actually a vicious lie ... a delusion created by nothing more than an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. It isn't your fault and this imbalance is easily treated by medication ... I promise. The reality that you may not be able to see is that you ARE loved, you ARE NOT alone, and so many people around you desperately need you in their lives. God bless each of you and God bless and keep Dale's family.
Thank you for this insightful post. Depression is debilitating and deadly and people need to get more educated before they pass judgement on Dale or his family. I am glad you received help. Hopefully others who need it will too after reading your post.
no one

Savage, MN

#22 Jan 17, 2010
Don't go to the city much.But when I did I saw this man get on top of this bridge and with out no hesitation jumped off. Me and my husband could'nt believe what had just happened. when we looked on the computer for some news of who this person was - there was no news despite the amount of time they had to shit down the freeway. No news! Now that I know about this family man, I'll pray for his soul and for his family he had left behind.
tyondra newton

Chicago, IL

#23 Aug 11, 2010
My prayers or out to the family... thoughts of takin my life cross daily, but leaving my loved ones with pain... that's what I'm afraid of so I try and hold on, but who noes how long I can hold on

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