"It's another tool in our belt."
By Milton J. Valencia
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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Officer Brian Curtis has heard it before: No one could help him, no one understood, no one cared. The man was dangling in the cold darkness Friday night from a foot bridge 30 feet above Route 9 in Framingham Centre, and Curtis was trying to respond with what he'd learned recently in an innovative program.
(AP Photo/Elliott Minor)
Mass. police train for crises involving the mentally ill