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    Death of a hero

    Most people have never heard of him, but Conrad Buchanan got his SCI trying to save a woman's life. He died at age 34:

    Conrad Buchanan, 34; guard was seriously injured trying to prevent a woman's suicide
    By Jocelyn Y. Stewart, LA Times Staff Writer
    December 31, 2006

    It must have looked like a scene from a movie: On top of a parking garage at the Sherman Oaks Galleria stood an aging former actress, preparing to jump.

    Pedestrians below obeyed when the grief-stricken woman ordered them to move off the sidewalk. Conrad Buchanan, a mall security guard at the end of his shift, did not. In a moment that changed his life forever, he stayed put, looking up, trying to convince the woman not to kill herself, trying to get her to come down peacefully.

    Instead, she jumped.

    The woman plunged six stories and fell on top of Buchanan, breaking his neck. She later died. The 1998 incident left Buchanan a quadriplegic and, in the minds of those who heard his story, a hero. The former security guard never saw it that way.

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    (KLD)

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    I read that story earlier today, with tears in my eyes. May he RIP.

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    So sorry to hear...My prayers for his family and friends...

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    Thanks for posting this KLD.
    Every day I wake up is a good one

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