A few weeks ago I received a letter. It began, “Hello, my name is Kevin Briggs, I am a Sergeant with the California Highway Patrol.” I got chills. My song Gatekeeper had finally found its way to the man who inspired it so many years before.
That interview made a profound impression on me. I wrote the song and began to tell his story. Years later, when I reached my own darkest hour his words and the song guided me through, like this gift I had sent into the future for myself. In recent years, as many of you know, the song and his story have featured prominently in the mental health advocacy work that I do.
He is every bit the humble guardian angel I imagined. I calculated he’s saved well over 500 lives. In the video they asked one man why he didn’t jump. He said, “Kevin just wouldn’t give up on me.” Kevin stayed on the bridge with him for seven hours through the night.
Thursday, January 31st at 8:30pm
449 State St. 2nd Floor
Madison, WI 53703
(800) 514-ETIX or Click here for more info
$12 / $14
Monday, February 4th at 8:00pm
Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountain
(800) 360-ROOM or Click here for more info
$12 to $15
Saturday, February 16th at 8:00pm
Walsh’s Country Store
107 Main St.
Falls Village, CT
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