About the police response at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook

Police are at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook on Beach Drive after what is believed to be a death by suicide. The original call around 5:40 am was for a possible shooting; SFD’s resulting “scenes of violence” response was quickly canceled because the person was dead. Final determination will be up to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, and that’s who police told us they were waiting for, when we went to check after receiving a tip.

If you or someone you know is contemplating self-harm, you can get help 24/7 via the new 988 hotline.

8 Replies to "About the police response at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook"

  • Alki_Neighbor August 9, 2022 (6:46 am)

    We were driving past just as SFD was arriving with some police already there. Very sad to see.  Be kind to yourself and others. 

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul August 9, 2022 (6:57 am)


  • Lucy August 9, 2022 (8:15 am)

    Prayers for the family and friends left behind.  

  • sam-c August 9, 2022 (8:41 am)

    So sorry to hear this. May they rest in peace.  Sending love to all their friends and family.

  • flimflam August 9, 2022 (9:24 am)

    Very sad. I hope their family and friends find peace. I’ve had a few suicides in my family and know how difficult it can be.

  • 4thGenWestSide August 9, 2022 (10:51 am)

    So sad. I hope they are now in peace. Prayers to their loved ones. 

    • MaryJean Mariano August 10, 2022 (9:29 am)

      If you are feeling desperate or considering harming yourself, call 988, the new crisis line number.

  • west sea neighbor August 9, 2022 (6:00 pm)

    I rode by this area on my morning commute. It was concerning to see the tarp and police presence at the time, and when I read that it seems to be a suicide I was heartbroken. You never know what is really happening in the lives of the people you know. It reminded me to talk to more people. Friends and neighbors who I have not been in touch with recently, and other people who might just need someone to talk to.

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