Luis Sinco / LAT
Marin County Coroner Ken Holmes used to preach against publicizing the grim frequency of suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge, claiming that media tallies created a circus atmosphere and even encouraged some people to jump. But on Monday, he defied his own conventional wisdom and released a 10-year study of bridge suicides he said was designed to shed insight into some of the more than 1,300 people who have jumped to their deaths since the span opened in 1937. He wants officials to erect a suicide barrier. "I'm tired of the carnage," he said. "The public needs to know these needless deaths continue at an alarming rate."