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Suicidal Trucker

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A state trooper attempts to talk things over with a suicidal truck driver on US-54 highway in Iola, Kansas. A local psychologist eventually counseled the distraught man, and the standoff ended without incident. This was a difficult photo to get since it was at twilight and shot from some distance with a handheld lens. The photograph placed first in the News Photography category of the annual Kansas Press Association Awards.

Photographed with a Pentax MX and SMC Pentax-M 300mm f/4 lens.

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