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Law Practice

Sep. 6, 2019

Duty, honor, country... suicide

Sometimes, a lawyer might be the first responder

Justice Moore speaks at a Vietnam veteran's funeral. (Courtesy of Justice Moore)

Every day 20 about veterans kill themselves. The experts don't really know why this is happening, surmising this self-destruction results from something that happened in combat. In 2016, 490 California veterans took their own lives. In 2014, about 65% of all veterans who died by suicide were ages 50 and older. Women veterans have particularly high suicide rates. All of them know how to use a firearm, and almost two-thirds pull a trigger.


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