RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officer Antônio Figueiredo Sobrinho was chasing a suspect during a stakeout when he was shot in the back by the criminal's accomplice. At the age of 26, married and father of two babies, he became paraplegic. In despair over his condition, he attempted to end his own life twice in one year. At night, alone in his room, he even pulled the gun he was wearing and pointed it at his head. He gave up on both occasions.
"I thought that by taking my life, everything would be settled. I would bring no more . . .