Occasional Partners in Rescue: Heroism and Suicide

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-09-22-legacy-usat_x.htm USA Today on Tuesday explores the relationship between heroism and suicide by featuring six cases in which rescuers later took their own lives. One example is the self-inflicted shooting death last fall of a Queens firefighter whose firehouse lost 19 men on Sept. 11, 2001. The paper reports that case "illustrates a disturbing trend that has emerged after tragedies such as last year's Pennsylvania coal mine disaster, the Oklahoma City . . .

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