Sunday, February 12, 2017

Veteran Committed Suicide in Tennessee Storage Unit

Veteran kills himself in storage shed in Murfreesboro
Chris Smith
Published Feb. 10, 2017
"Suicide is a tragic outcome and hurts not only the victim’s family, but also the caregivers and the larger veteran community. VA is committed to ensuring the safety of our veterans, especially when they are in crisis."
A Murfreesboro veteran killed himself in a storage unit Thursday afternoon, according to Murfreesboro Police.

At about 5:25 p.m., police were called to Ideal Storage on South Church Street, according to an incident report.

Dinah Walker, a Veterans Affairs case worker, directed police to the storage unit where she found the man, who had hung himself.

The officer checked for a pulse but found none, the report said. Responding Murfreesboro Fire Department workers performed CPR, but the man was not responsive. He was pronounced dead at St. Thomas Hospital.

Walker said the 62-year-old veteran was a client of hers, the report said. She had last spoken to him at about 3 p.m. that day.

The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System confirmed the suicide in a news release Friday afternoon.
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