'Depression made that choice': Wife of medic who committed suicide

EMS crews responded to his LODD; his death triggered a push for more PTSD support as a Canadian company has started tracking responder suicides


EDMONTON, Canada — Veteran paramedic Greg Turner was laid to rest on Saturday. Turner took his own life while on the job early in the morning on Jan. 26.

“I have lost my best friend, my husband, and the very best father to my kids I could ask for,” wrote his wife Bridget Turner in an emotional Facebook post.

“I am broken. I know in my heart that this was not a choice. He did not choose death over us. Depression made that choice for him and it was a battle he was too sick to fight. It is a disease that kills without the right treatment, just like cancer.

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