First responders have been called to rescue suicidal individuals who jumped or fell from the Monroe Street Bridge three times in the last three months. The recent incidents have sparked a conversation among officials.
Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said he would rather see more resources put toward mental health and suicide prevention.
"We should identify these people who need help early, support all of the resources that are in the community and fund them fully, get them engaged," Schaeffer said. "We believe as an organization that would be the most effective use of the limited dollars that we have."
The Spokane Police Department said it does not have plans to assign officers to patrol Spokane bridges 24-7.