SFPD Releases Suicide Letter Written by the Man Shot by Officers at Mission District Station

On January 4, 2015, two members of the San Francisco Police Department were involved in an officer involved shooting. The subject shot by the officers died of his wounds on the same night at SFGH.

During the investigation a search of the deceased’s phone revealed several suicide letters, including one he had written that was titled “Dear Officer(s).”

Below is the entire Dear Officer(s) letter believed to be related to this shooting. Chief Suhr spoke with the deceased’s father and this letter is being released with the father’s permission.

“Dear Officer(s),
You did nothing wrong. You ended the life of a man who was too much of a coward to do it himself. I provoked you. I threatened your life as well as the lives of those around me. You were completely within your legal rights to do what you did. You followed protocols. You did everything right. I just want to find peace within myself. I am so sad and I am so lonely. There is no place for me here. Please, don’t blame yourself. I used you. I took advantage of you. I am so lost and I am so hopeless. God made a mistake with me. I shouldn’t be here. Please, take solace in knowing that the situation was out of your control. You had no other choice. “

A Townhall meeting will be held by Chief Suhr on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 6 pm, at the Corner Stone Church 3459 17th Street, San Francisco, CA. 94110 . At the Townhall meeting Chief Suhr will release details about this ongoing investigation.

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