Brave Officer Hailed As A Hero For Her Courageous Act

A gunman’s attempt at robbing young children and their parents turned out nasty when a waiting mother- who turned out to be an off-duty armed policewoman thwarted his efforts. A dramatic CCTV footage shows a suspect known as Elivelton Neves Moreira aged 21 approaching the crowd with a loaded gun outside a private school in Sao Paulo. His attempt at crime was however foiled when military police office Katia da Silva Sastre, 42 pulled out her firearm and shot three rounds at him.

The video shows Moreira, who later succumbed to his wounds, falling backward and clutching his chest before Sastre shoves him on to his front with her foot having thrown her handbag aside.


The robber, dressed in a black jacket, approached a group of terrified mothers, aiming a gun at them

His plans backfired when military officer katia, pulled out a gun and fired three rounds at him

The robber tumbling backwards after being shot by the brave mother-of-two

Officer Sastre shoved the suspect on to his front using her foot before aiming her weapon at his back

The officer Sastre was honored for her bravery and heroism in a ceremony held by Governor Marcio Franca on Sunday.

The officer is still commended for her act of bravery despite the suspect dying later in hospital. Writing on Twitter the governor said; ‘'I went earlier to the 4th BAEP in the east of Sao Paulo to honor a very special mother: Corporal Katia Sastre.

Her courage and precision saved mothers and children, yesterday at the door of a school.'For her act of valor, Katia was presented with a purple orchid plant at her police station, a fitting present on mother’s day.

Corporal Katia is married to a police lieutenant and together they have two girls. She has worked on the force for 20 years. The attack occurred on Saturday as Sastre was waiting for the gates of Ferreira master school to open.

The bandit, wearing a black leather jacket casually walked up to a group of mothers and their small children and flushed out his 38. Revolver before announcing it was a robbery. The school, situated in Jardim dos Ipes was about to host a mothers’ day party.

You can watch the footage of the incident here, however, the content is distressing:

Sastre, pictured, is married to a police lieutenant and is a mother of two girls, aged seven and two.