A former California Highway Patrol Sergeant, who has talked over 200 people out of committing suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge, sat down Friday with one of the men he saved.
Former CHP officer Kevin Briggs, nicknamed The Guardian of the Golden Gate, reunited with Kevin Berthia, the man he prevented from suicide during his 20-year career.
The reunion is part of the publicity tour for Briggs' book published last month, "Guardian of the Golden Gate: Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair." He will also be attending a book signing Saturday at the Costco store in Novato from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Briggs is also the creator of Pivotal Points, a crisis management and suicide prevention program, according to the Pivotal Points website.
The meeting is a week and a half before National Suicide Awareness month in September.