On February 4, 2016, then 29-year-old Officer Patrick Espeut was ambushed in an apartment complex stairwell during a routine patrol. He was shot in the face.
The bullet entered through his nose, hit his cheekbone, shattering it, then miraculously deflected, exiting the side of his head by his left ear.
Just hours after the attack, Espeut, an avid Chiver, posted the above photo from his hospital bed.
As a thank you for his service, the New York City Chive office invited Espeut over for some beer pong, naturally.