Your life matters

By Kaitlin Trujillo
On November 9, 2017

Kaitlin Trujillo
Editor-in-Chief

Earlier this week a member of the San Angelo Police Department took his life.

When I read that news update, I couldn’t help but cry.

I did not know Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr. personally, but I am incredibly thankful for his time spent on the police force, protecting this place that I call home.

My heart is completely broken for his family and the ones who called him friend.

They and the SAPD are in my prayers.

I know that the throbbing heart ache that they are feeling right now is anything but easy.

I have lost someone I dearly love to suicide and the thought of it still takes my breath away.

There are still so many unanswered questions in my mind.

I ask myself why? What could I have done? What was going on?

I wish I had answers, but I don’t and may never have them.

Suicide is an issue that is rarely spoken about, but is robbing people of their loved ones every day.

There are no words to describe the pain and heartache induced by one choosing to end their life.

Life is so very precious.

You matter. Your life has meaning. Never stop fighting. You are loved.

If you need help, please do not hesitate to talk to someone.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24 hours everyday

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