About the ‘scenes of violence’ call on Beach Drive

10:56 AM: Police and fire responded a short time ago to the 4500 block of Beach Drive SW for a call logged as “scenes of violence.” The medical response was quickly downsized; SPD tells us this was a case of suicide.

As always when reporting suicides, we want to remind you that there is 24-hour help available via hotlines including Crisis Connections (formerly Crisis Clinic), 866-427-4747.

12:23 PM: This happened at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, where police and a Medical Examiner’s Office crew were investigating a short time ago.

10 Replies to "About the 'scenes of violence' call on Beach Drive"

  • VK February 1, 2019 (11:51 am)

    My heart goes out to their family and friends. 

  • L February 1, 2019 (12:33 pm)

    So sorry to hear about this, hope this person can find peace. Grateful to feel supported in this community, it’s important we make an effort to reach out and support one another; you never know what another person is going through.  

  • Yma February 1, 2019 (1:57 pm)

    It makes my heart very sad. For me- just a hug is important.

  • C February 1, 2019 (5:25 pm)

    I knew this person and their family very well, I am so terribly saddened by this… Love your family and friends while you have them. 

    • CTH February 1, 2019 (9:31 pm)

      I am so sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking. 

  • Ks February 2, 2019 (12:36 am)

    My fiancee committed suicide Jan 1 last year…it is devastating to lose someone like this.  A permanent solution to a short term problem unfortunately.   I hope the family can find understanding one day. ❤

  • MJ February 2, 2019 (9:55 am)

    The headline stated ‘Scenes of Violence’ and after reading it I see it was a suicide.  This is a sad situation, why is the term ‘Scenes of Violence’ used?  

    • WSB February 2, 2019 (10:36 am)

      That is the official callout label, particularly when a weapon is used. Replaced “assault with weapons.” SFD recently changed terms for various types of calls – we ran an explainer somewhere and I’ll link it if I can find it.

  • MJ February 2, 2019 (10:37 am)

    Thank you

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