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A man who has stopped more than 200 people from jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge will be the keynote speaker at Napa Valley College at a Sept. 29 suicide prevention conference.

Kevin Briggs, a highway patrolman, former Army soldier and San Quentin State Prison guard, will highlight Aldea’s Courage Village presentation on mental health and suicide prevention from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the college’s Performing Arts Center. Briggs is scheduled to speak at 9.

The free conference, sponsored by St. Joseph Health Systems in partnership with Napa County Mental Health, will include talks with community leaders and residents, plus breakout sessions in Spanish and English.

Briggs, known as the “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge,” beat cancer, was Charles Manson’s prison guard and dealt with divorce and depression in his family. He spent most of his law enforcement career with the CHP’s Marin County office.

Register for the event at bit.ly/couragevillage

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