Budd Dwyer Sucide
R. Budd Dwyer's suicide is an important part of American history. Why? Not because of what he did in the end, but because of the events that occurred, leading up to his tragic suicide. After all, this is a TRIBUTE to R. Budd Dwyer, no matter how morbid it may seem. Many people who have learned of this incident, have taken it the wrong way. R. Budd Dwyer was not some corrupt politician who took the easy way out (As many have stated). Mr. Dwyer was an intelligent man, a successful politician, a former school teacher, and more importantly.. a loving husband and father. Those who knew him say he was a very loyal man with a very big heart. Listening to his final speech, you can clearly tell that this was not a man who wanted to die. This was a man who's pain and despair had driven him over the edge. A man who stood to lose everything he worked his entire life for. All because he earned the wrath of the wrong people. Confused, feeling hopeless and about to lose everything he worked his entire life for, Pennsylvania State Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer, sadly took his life, on the cold snowy morning of January 22, 1987, in the middle of a televised news conference (At the state capitol in Harrisburg, PA, crowded with members of the press). This event has become infamous in recent years, due to exploitation videos and even more so with the explosion of the internet.