On The Edge
By: John Violanti, Andrew O’Hara and Teresa Tate
On the Edge: Recent Perspectives on Police Suicide
In this book, the authors extend their academic research and knowledge on the subject to a national level. Two of the authors, who have personally dealt with the aftermath of suicide, add a realistic description of what it is like to be “on the edge.” Violanti is a former NY State trooper and is now the nation’s foremost researcher on police suicide. Andy O’Hara, a California Highway Patrol sergeant who survived a near suicide and describes the feelings and pain he felt during that crisis period, and Teresa Tate, whose husband died by suicide, will add immeasurably to the understanding of this problem.