“I remember seeing you and thinking, ‘Don’t trust anything he says.’”
June 12, 2015
He had developed paranoid schizophrenia and was hearing voices — but he didn’t tell anyone.
John Gately of the Spokane Police Department was the officer assigned to negotiate with Sean.
They recently sat down at StoryCorps to remember that day in 2003. Sean now works to educate law enforcement on handling encounters with people in the midst of a mental health crisis.