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Local woman Veronica Patterson is an outspoken advocate for the suicide awareness and prevention. She lost her husband, Manchester Police Capt. Chris Patterson to suicide in October 2020.

Patterson has nothing but love for the men and women of MPD. It’s that dedication to the department that drives her to push for more to be done to help first responders.

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, enjoys painting, dancing and exploring the outdoors.

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Download the free Manchester Times mobile app at the app store. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories.

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