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I wish that I could say that I’m shocked to learn of another suicide “jumper” from the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge (Journal, March 3), but it is almost something that you expect to see today. I did notice that Auburn’s name was left out of the article about the latest bridge jumping suicide. I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t want my name associated with that “death” bridge, either. Again, someone has ignored the safety factors that could have been placed in effect along both sides of the bridge: a cyclone fence 10 to 12 feet high with a barrier re-curve at the top (similar to pedestrian walkways across the highways). Is that asking too much of the county, or state, to please put up a deterrent to stop people from coming to “the place” to jump from. We have to stop people from taking their lives by stopping them from being able to make the jump in the first place. I was very sorry to hear about the latest jumping victim. So many of us are depressed in this society today. Please, give the jumpers a second chance at life, or at least try to spare them the easiness at which they are able to jump to their deaths. If not, it’s No. 57 and counting. Please, spare their lives. Ron Langford, retired social worker, Grass Valley