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Her Husband Died By Suicide, So This Law Enforcement Wife Is Sharing His Story To Help Others

These days, Crystal Giles negotiates dinner options for her two kids alone. There’s Talon, her four-year-old son, and Riley, her eight-year-old daughter. Giles moves a plate of burritos out of the microwave for Talon, and eventually settles on pizza rolls for Riley. “That is way too many pizza rolls, little girl,” Giles tells her as Riley pours them out of a bag from the freezer. Riley responds, “That’s how much daddy would eat.” She laughs and puts some of the rolls back in the bag. The moment is light, even though it’s tinged with the thought that her dad isn’t around to share a plate full of pizza rolls with her anymore, not since he took his life on November 7, 2018. Officer Jonathan Giles was one of 12 law enforcement officers in California who took their lives last year. In total, 159 officers died by suicide in the U.S., which is more than the number who died from assault, gunfire, car crashes, and even job-related illnesses combined. That’s according to Blue H.E.L.P , a support
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