Budd Dwyer’s Suicide

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Budd Dwyer Suicide is a video recorded on January 22, 1987, which depicts the suicide of the late politician R. Budd Dwyer.

The video starts off with the late Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Robert "Budd" Dwyer, pulling a loaded revolver out of an envelope and announcing his intention to commit suicide by firearm on live TV. His colleagues attempt to talk him down, but Dwyer ignores them, puts the revolver in his mouth, and pulls the trigger. As Dwyer's corpse collapses to the floor, his nose, mouth, and an exit wound at the back of his head begin bleeding profusely.

Memorial

"Robert Budd Dwyer November 21, 1939 - January 22, 1987 Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA

Pennsylvania State Official. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1965 to 1970, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1970. From 1985 to 1987 he served as the Pennsylvania State Treasurer. He was scheduled to appear on January 23, 1987, in front of a federal judge for charges of bribery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and five counts of mail fraud. If convicted, he faced up to 55 years in prison, a fine of up to $300,000, and the loss of his job. The day before these legal proceedings, Dwyer held a news conference to apprise the public of his status. After a short speech, he handed out envelopes to be read later on, including one for his wife. He then walked to the front of the room and pulled out a .357 magnum pistol. After telling anyone who would be offended to leave the room, he put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead."[1]

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NOTE: The following video contains extremely graphic content!

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