Personal Stories

I Don’t Want to Lose Any More Friends: First Responders are Not Alone

by Victor Machese

Officer Victor Machese has spent more than 15 years working in law enforcement. In the past few years, he has lost five of his close friends on the force due to suicide. It was these losses that moved Victor to do more to stem the tide of first responder deaths by suicide. This is his story and a message to others that there is help and a path to wellness and recovery.