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In memory of Johnny Stack who died by suicide, November 20, 2019, at age 19

by Laura Stack

Johnny Stack, February 7, 2000 -November 20, 2019

Trigger warning: Strong emotional content and suicide method mentioned.

My cell phone rang at 1:03 AM on Thursday, November 20, 2019, and I woke with a start. I always kept my ringtone volume on full blast so I hear my son Johnny’s late-night calls. I reached over picked up the phone expecting to see my son’s name on the screen.

Instead, it said Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

“Hello?”

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