Officer Stapleton must have went through a different type of training than the other officers. I say this because on Friday, September 15, 2006 he saved my life. I wasn't involved in a wreck or a domestic violence case, it was much worse to me. I was going to take my life that night. I had already told everyone that I loved goodbye and was prepared to face the final consequences of my decision. Then Officer Stapleton introduced himself to me at a mutual friends house. He had no idea what I had planned to do or who I was. He just began to tell me about himself and I noticed that I was beginning to make a friend. The entire time I was asking him questions about his career as an officer. I wanted to know what he would do in certain situations.. situations like mine. He didn't know it, but he was slowly talking me out of suicide. I couldn't believe that I was listening to an Officer of the Blackville Police Department talk me out of suicide. A final destination that I had thought long and hard on for days. Officer Stapleton saved my life and I will never forget that.